"I hear a lot of whining and moaning here and there about how bad it is over  here. But I notice it is always from people who are totally incompetent and  who depend for their communication line on their imagination and with as  little recourse to fact as possible."                                         -L. Ron Hubbard, 1955

Flourish and Prosper

“There is a great deal going on and a very great many very fine people working to create a better future for Scientology, for orgs and for everyone.

“But much of that is in the future. So does one simply wait? Or is there something one can do right now?

“There is: Decide to flourish and prosper! And then Flourish and Prosper!

“There is no more deadly way to get even with a suppressive or an antagonistic person or a downgrading society than by flourishing and prospering.

“All a suppressive person or society is trying to do is prevent one from flourishing and prospering.

“Of course, one has to handle threats or attacks. But don’t get stuck in on them. One handles them but puts his main attention on doing things that will make one and the group flourish and prosper.

“One cannot simply vanish in life, one cannot just become a nothingness. And the wrong way to handle suppression is to be low key and hope one isn’t noticed. That is simply agreement with the suppressive person or society.

“Attempts at suppression are totally defeated in the long run simply by flourishing and prospering!

“The ammunition in such a battle is effective beingness and for us, effective promotion, books, excellent results and satisfied people. Use what you have. The very best way to flourish and prosper is to sell and get out the good products.

“Now, while reading this if it has occurred to you that if you did, the suppressives would simply attack harder or that you had better be careful, then could I point out that people who have that reservation are a bit or a great deal under suppression. And that they need to locate and handle it with what is called ‘PTS Tech’ available in any org. It is a certain indicator that if one has reservations about being able to flourish and prosper he needs to unsuppress himself!

“So there is the ultimate victory over any suppressive group or society. Not to do them in – as they are very busy doing themselves in – but only handle enough to hold them off until one day we get to them with proper rundowns.

“The ultimate weapon is to flourish and prosper.

“So do so.”  

– L. Ron Hubbard

From “Ron’s Journal 31, 1980 – The Year of Expansion”