Thursday, November 27, 2008


I read this great quote in Dianetics and I thought it was pretty darn applicable to just about everything in life. Here it is:

"Sanity is the ability to tell differences. The better one can tell differences, no matter how minute, and know the width of those differences, the more rational he is." - L. Ron Hubbard

It's a pretty cool definition and even works with the court idea of insanity - that the person is unable to tell that his actions were wrong. He's unable to differentiate right from wrong.

I recently started working for a lawyer and after reading this definition of sanity, his insistence on details and understanding the differences in cases makes more sense than ever. It's helped me work out differences in cases that I wouldn't otherwise have looked for.

What about you? What do you think?

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all! Every Thanksgiving someone asks me what I am thankful for and I can never pick just one thing. I know I am thankful for everything in my life - for all I've experienced and have yet to experience. With regard to this blog, I am thankful to have all of you. You have helped me discuss my religion, have asked intelligent and interesting questions, have brought forth some interesting observations and I hope I have helped you too.

Thanks and have a happy and safe turkey day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Wrong Thing to Do

There have been several sets of fires here in SoCal these last couple weeks and a question that's gone through the minds of many is: "What (if anything) can I do?"

Well, there's a great quote by L. Ron Hubbard that can answer that question:

"There's one positive certainty that you can have: that it's wrong to do nothing."

That really hit home for me this weekend. I have two sets of family that live up by the fires and a good friend who's home got burned down. At first I felt helpless - what can I do about a whole house burning down? What can I do about my evacuated family? I discovered what I could do on an immediate basis was call them, let them know I loved them and that I'd help them if they needed me. I rallied some friends to call up my buddy who's home was burned down. I've never experienced something as shocking as my home burning down - I hope I never do - but I hope words of comfort and offers to help eased the burden.

So, no matter what you do, remember to do something. If it's calling friends or loved ones just to let them know you care - if it's resolving a family argument that has strained your relationship, or if it's donating money or items to charity. The wrong thing to do is nothing - so do the right thing and do something.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Meet a Scientologist

There's a cool new function on the site. If you go to the video channel and click "Beliefs and Practices", you can "meet a Scientologist". It's basically a group of videos real-life Scientologists made to tell you about them, their lives and generally what they do. Anyway, it's cool, so check it out