"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

Signs of Success

Whenever we’re really winning, the squirrels start to scream. You can tell if somebody is a squirrel. They howl or make trouble only when we’re winning.

Spectacular success can quadruple the number of complaints. Tell the complainees: “Come in, get Clear." Otherwise skip it.

To understand a squirrel, consider the reaction of somebody who could not run the fifth leg of Help, “How could another person help another person.” The thought of this drives some people spinny. That’s a squirrel. They can’t view other people helping others without going berserk.

There’s nothing personal in having squirrels. Even heroes can have lice.

L. Ron Hubbard

From HCOB 1 May 1958

Signs of Success