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The Sickness of Long Thinking

The Life Continuum Lectures and Handbook for Preclears book

The Life Continuum Lectures and Handbook for Preclears book

Just listened to a really nifty quote in the Life Continuum lectures, as part of my study of the Scientology Basics.  It’s in the lecture entitled “Yes, No and Maybe”, and LRH is talking about how terrible it is to just sit there, stuck in a “maybe”.   He says:

“You would be amazed how much action anyone is capable of. A person sits around and thinks too long…Indians used to have a name for it.  It’s called the “sickness of long thinking”.  Starts dropping back out of action, starts restimulating old maybes – anything to keep busy.  The next thing you know, the fellow is really enforcing inaction upon himself because of this restimulation.  If he can just pick himself up by the bootstraps and throw himself out willy-nilly into some kind of action – preferably dangerous action, preferably dangerous action – he sometimes comes up right as rain.”  — LRH

I thought that a fitting and useful quote for attacking life!

About turbotad

My name is Tad Reeves, and I am a certified AEM Dev/Ops Engineer, cycling enthusiast, train & transit junkie, and father of three. I’m currently an Adobe Experience Manager Architect, consulting for ICF Next, as well as for other companies.

2 comments on “The Sickness of Long Thinking

  1. Grahame
    September 29, 2008

    That’s a great quote. It’s very true. I’ve seen people get into too much thinking and never getting started on actually doing anything.

    I think that’s why software developers like the “agile” development methodologies because they get you started quickly with a minimum of planning and designing.

  2. turbotad
    September 30, 2008

    Grahame — I’d agree with you there! Also why I love the web and developing for it as opposed to print. It’s much easier to just wild/crazy do something dangerous as opposed to having to sit and make these hundred-thousand dollar decisions like you do with a magazine or other piece of print media.

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