What does Scientology say abou a total freedom? What is freedom and when it is total?
hmmm. Before asking what "Scientology" thinks or says, consider that it is a group activity, made up of individuals interacting in an established setting.
Total freedom is supposed to be a return to the original primordial godlike state of all beings that we supposedly had before we got entangled in the physical universe.
That is the best explanation I have encounterd to explain, what it is to be in a Scientogy. It makes sense to me now. Tnx.hmmm. Before asking what "Scientology" thinks or says, consider that it is a group activity, made up of individuals interacting in an established setting.
This condition yields some odd side effects like group think, wanting to belong/contribute with a reluctance to oppose the general consensus for fear of being socially excluded. It is no different than most group activities where belief and behavior are key components. I've heard a crude
observation from some, "If ya ain't with us, you're against us." A rather monolithic mindset, which attempts to legitimize and enforce group think.
There is a little management parable that one encounters which is easy to grasp and probably reflects experiences you've already had. It's called
the Abilene Paradox. Here's a three minute explanation:
I ran across this while engaged in software engineering, where my customer consisted of a very large group of untrained people, who had needs
but did not understand the needs of everyone in the group, and did not understand the 40,000 foot view of what was practical to acheive or even possible to do without creating unwanted side effects in things they knew nothing about. So there was this dynamic where the most outspoken people would influence the group in meetings, the less outspoken would simply nod in agreement without critical thought and without enough background to have a useful discussion, and then "agree" that this is what they needed. As the senior engineer and programmer, it was my task
to attempt to educate them and find suitable compromises. Not an easy task.
To the question, what is freedom and when is it total... I'm pretty sure that "total" is a relative term, because even in physics, absolutes are not
possible within the laws of nature. As for freedom, I'd imagine that you would be the ultimate judge of that. Kind of a personal question, to be honest. I don't think it's the same for everyone, under varying conditions. What do you think, or would you rather be told what to think?
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