Friday, April 13, 2012

living is hot, it's fast, it's often brutal

There is only one way, really, to get into a state of living, and that's live! There is no substitute for an all-out, over-the-ramparts, howling charge against life. That's living. Living does not consist of sitting in a temple in the shadows and getting rheumatism from the cold stones. Living is hot, it's fast, it's often brutal! It has a terrific gamut of emotional reactions.

If you are really willing to live, you first have to be willing to do anything that consists of living. Weird. But it's one of those awfully true things that you wonder why one has to say it. And yet it has to be said.
- L. Ron Hubbard

This guy's legacy is nothing if not controversial (but, then again, so was "heretical" Christianity two thousand years ago). Irregardless, Hubbard's contributions to greater human consciousness are worthy of contemplation, analysis, and debate. After all, it's glaringly obvious to The Aware that the one thing the world's legacy 'organized religions' have in common is that -- without exception -- they are all based on science fiction, fairy tales, astonishing delusions, repulsive manipulation of the ignorant, and mind control through fear. Surprisingly, there are a few nuggets of useful wisdom to be gleaned from each of them. "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."

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