“You get thetans going up against each other in a continual warfare of trying to convince the other thetan that he knows less. So everybody has a rather poised dramatization of this: everyone appears quite certain. You’d be amazed how certain everybody looks and how uncertain they really are. …
“Most arguments are simply an effort to convince the other fellow that he might possibly have some error in his calculations, and the other fellow’s effort to convince you that you might have some error in your calculations, and your effort to convince the other fellow that you are not capable of having any error in your calculations, his effort to convince you that he has no possibility of error in any of his calculations.
“Now this is an argument. Here you have two certainties drastically opposed. Well, evaluation—that which knows more can evaluate more for the other one—has a tendency to reduce self-determinism. That’s why I stress, as far as I’m concerned, I don’t know more than you do, I’ve just looked a little harder. That’s about all. You can look at the same thing and know the same thing. But you can know it by looking, not by my telling you. I can tell you where to look and after that you’ll know.”
“Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.”
Educator, Marva Collins
Your action for today is to see if you are waiting for someone else to do something for you, and then do it yourself instead.
Have an extraordinary day!