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:
Originally Posted by The Anabaptist Jacques
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.