The Problems of Work

The Problems of Work

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by L. Ron Hubbard

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Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth
familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation.
Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial
seven-tenths of existence.

The Problems of Work contains the senior principles
and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. For
they are the discoveries which lay bare the

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Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth
familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation.
Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial
seven-tenths of existence.

The Problems of Work contains the senior principles
and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. For
they are the discoveries which lay bare the core of these problems
and explain the very fabric of life itself.

The breakthroughs detailed here include:

• The Anatomy of Confusion — and its cure

• The Doctrine of the Stable Datum — the most fundamental
law of work, and living

• The Anatomy of Control — and how to turn “bad control”
to good

• The Anatomy of Life as a Game — and the rules by which
it is played

• The “Secret” of Efficiency

• The most fundamental elements of life — Affinity, Reality
and Communication

• And the rock bottom cause of Exhaustion, with the
powerful Scientology processes that return the energy
of youth

Here, then, is not only technology to bring stability to the
workplace, but the magic processes to return joy itself to all of
life. For this is Scientology.

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L. Ron Hubbard

There are only two tests of a life well lived L. Ron Hubbard once remarked: Did one do as one intended? And were people glad one lived? In testament to the first stands the full body of his life’s work, including some 12,000 writings and 3,000 tape-recorded lectures of Dianetics and Scientology.   In evidence of the second are the hundreds of millions of individuals whose lives have been demonstrably bettered because he lived. They are the more than 28 million students now reading superlatively owing to L. Ron Hubbard’s educational discoveries; they are the millions of men and women freed from substance abuse through L. Ron Hubbard’s breakthroughs in drug rehabilitation; they are the near 100 million who have been touched by his nonreligious moral code: and they are the many millions more who hold his work to be the spiritual cornerstone of their lives. 

Although best known for Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard cannot be so simply categorized. If nothing else, his life was too varied, his influence too broad. There are tribesmen in Southern Africa, for example, who know nothing of Dianetics and Scientology, but they know L. Ron Hubbard the educator.  Likewise, there are factory workers in Albania who know him only for his administrative discoveries; children in China who know him only as the author of their moral code, and readers in dozens of languages who know him only for his novels. So, no, L. Ron Hubbard is not an easy man to categorize and certainly does not fit popular misconceptions of “religious founder” as an aloof and contemplative figure. Yet the more one comes to know this man and his achievements, the more one comes to realize he was precisely the sort of person to have brought us Scientology, the only major religion to have been founded in the twentieth century. 

What Scientology offers is likewise what one would expect of a man such as  L. Ron Hubbard. For not only does it provide a fully unique approach to our most fundamental questions—Who are we? From where did we come and what is our destiny? But it further provides an equally unique technology for greater spiritual awareness. So how would we expect to characterize the founder of such a religion? Clearly, he would have to be larger than life, attracted to people, liked by people, dynamic, charismatic and immensely capable in a dozen fields—all exactly L. Ron Hubbard. 

The fact is, if Mr. Hubbard had stopped after only one of his many accomplishments he would still be celebrated today. For example, with 46 million works of fiction in circulation, including such monumental bestsellers as Battlefield Earth, Fear and the Mission Earth series, Mr. Hubbard is unquestionably one of the most acclaimed and widely read authors of all time. His novels have earned some of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, and he has very genuinely been described as “one of the most prolific and influential writers of the twentieth century.” 

His earlier accomplishments are similarly impressive. As a barnstorming aviator through the 1930s he was known as “Flash” and broke local records for sustained glider flight. As a leader of expeditions, he is credited with conducting the first complete Puerto Rican mineralogical survey under United States protectorship and his navigational annotations still influence the maritime guides for British Columbia. His experimentation with early radio direction finding further became the basis for the Long Range Navigational system (Loran). And, as a lifelong photographer, his works have been displayed in galleries on two continents, with the definitive body of his photographs in traveling and permanent exhibits still drawing tens of thousands every year. 

Among other avenues of research, Mr. Hubbard developed and codified an administrative technology that is utilized by more than 200,000 organizations worldwide, including multinational corporations, charitable bodies, political parties, schools, youth clubs and every imaginable small business. Likewise Mr. Hubbard’s internationally acclaimed educational methods are utilized by more than a hundred thousand educators, while his equally acclaimed drug rehabilitation program has proven at least five times more effective than similarly aimed programs. 

Yet, however impressive these figures, no measure of L. Ron Hubbard is complete without some appreciation of what became his life’s work: Dianetics and Scientology.  The world’s most effective force for positive change, the Church of Scientology represents spiritual freedom for millions of people the world over. They come from every walk of life, every culture and every strata of society. Moreover, when one is speaking of L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries relating to the human mind and spirit, one is ultimately speaking of the philosophic foundation of all he accomplished: better education, crime-free cities, drug-free campuses, stable and ethical organizations and cultural revitalization through the arts—all this and more is made possible because of the breakthroughs in Dianetics and Scientology.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Problems of Work is such an awesome book. It gives you real-life answers to real-life problems. And it's so useful, with techniques you can use to help yourself, your kids, your co-workers,. anyone. Really cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that my work issues were there to stay. Well, let me tell you. THAT'S NOT TRUE! After reading The Problems of Work, I got excited! I have found, finally a book that changes and improves my work life. I now have the tools to fix my problems at work. The bonus is that the solutions I have found with this book also helps me in my personal life!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a fantastic book! the data contained in here is great. I have changed my life around with the information that L. Ron Hubbard provides herein. I would most certainly recommend to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to work all the time. I had no time for my family, it was just work, work, work... I couldn't tear myself away from it. This book helped me, along with a course called The Personal Efficiency Course, to relax, organise, and I can now delineate between work time and family time--much to the relief f my wife and kids. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me with my everyday attitude to work. I am much more organised and things are simpler now. There is a really good DVD which goes with it which makes it a lot easier to understand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for the person who is looking to improve himself personally - those looking for help in the working world, help finding and holding a job, or help with starting up their own business. For the first category, I can tell you that this book has helped me tremendously with getting and holding a job. If you are not an efficient worker, you won't last long at your job. Efficiency really is key in the business world. I was able to at least double my personal efficiency using this book, with just the first read. That means more done in less time. The book is very easy to understand, and it gives you stuff you can start using right now.