We are now returning to study what RON L HUBBARD discusses in his The Problems of Work.
We have discussed how CONTROL of the START/CHANGE/STOP cycle is so important and is what creates the GAME.
However Hubbard also says we must have UNCONTROL.
“It sounds very strange to say that uncontrol must also be under control. But this is, in essence, true. One must be willing to leave certain parts of the world uncontrolled. If he cannot, he rapidly drops downscale and gets into a situation where he is obsessively attempting to control things which he never will be able to control, and, thus, renders himself unhappy, begins to doubt his ability to control things which he actually should be able to control and so, at length, loses his ability to control anything.”
He says we must therefore have both CONTROL AND UNCONTROL to have the GAME!
He uses the example of a football game where if we could CONTROL EVERY aspect of the opponent then there would be no use to have the GAME! We would ALWAYS know the end RESULT! “There would be no JOY (my emphasis) or SPORT (my emphasis) in playing that game of football.”
More in next post!