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Having reached the point where I am actively working on accepting my experiences and gaining valuable perspective, I have heartfelt appreciation for the comments made in the following post by The Anabaptist Jacques:

Quote Originally Posted by The Anabaptist Jacques View Post
I would say not so fast. Yeah we were used.

I was never in the Sea Org but at FCDC. (And by the way, we never liked you guys that came on mission.)

But the way I see it is that everything I did I did because I decided to do it.

And the realy valuable lesson I got from Scientology is that I can be fooled, and used, and manipulated. And even take on an identity that is not really me.

From all this I realized that I could have just as easily been a Nazi, or a Bolshevik, or a Jacobin, of a Grand Inquisitor.

Everyone thinks they are doing the right thing.

The real guts is to be able to see that you are not.

And there are a lot of people running around this world screwing it up all in the name of saving it.

I would still like to see the world a better place.

But I know now that the proof is in the pudding, not in the purpose.

And I wouldn't change that knowledge for anything.

Socrates said "The unexamined life is not worth living."

All the crap I went through was worth it because I now have arrived at a life worth living.

"It is better to be a Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied."--J. S. Mill.

Now I am a dissastisfied Socrates. But that is better than being the fool that I was.

The Anabaptist Jacques