Monday, December 18, 2006

Merry Christmas

"In our hands lies the power to restore to man his determinism and all that he finds good in himself - his honesty, his integrity, and the thrill of being of real help to others. A very Merry Christmas to you all and a bright friendly new year".

L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Seasonal Quote - Niceness

"It's perfectly all right to be nice to people. It isn't a weakness at all; nothing weak about being nice. In matter of fact, if you aren't, you're in the soup.
"You could say that the only times for which you were suffering are those times when you weren't nice enough. When you weren't kind enough and when you weren't unmean enough and those are the only times from which you're really suffering. ...
"The only thing you should ever be tough about is insist that the other fellow ought to stand on his own feet, too. And the only way you'll ever communicate that to him is to communicate it to him in a very nice way. Then he's liable to receive it."
— L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"There's where we sometimes seem to feel that cross, mean or vicious methods have a workability, and we make a mistake. We believe that the viciousness, the meanness and the threat of punishment is what is getting a result. That isn't what's getting a result. Demanding that somebody confront something gets a result.
"Punishment to restrain somebody from doing something never did otherwise than worsen that person. To restrain a person by threat of punishment from action will inevitably worsen that person. Oddly enough, it's true. Slow him down. Because it takes his awareness away. It reduces his ability to confront life.
"How about the other way around? How about punishment, threats and duress to make him confront something? Unfortunately works! And those of us who have had a great deal to do with the world of men and the world of duress know that it works, and we very often fall into the fallacy of believing then that punishment works."
— L. Ron Hubbard