|Lecture: CCH Related to ARC|
|Life is a Game|
Hubbard discusses how affinity relates to playing games.
Psychologically speaking, conscience is a sense of obligation ultimately based in an emotional attachment to another living creature (often but not always a human being), or to a group of human beings, or even in some cases to humanity as a whole. Conscience does not exist without an emotional bond to someone or something, and in this way conscience is closely allied with the spectrum of emotions we call "love." This alliance is what gives true conscience its resilience and its astonishing authority over those who have it, and probably also its confusing and frustrating quality.Without affinity—that is, some emotional or felt consideration of proximity—affinity is basically a consideration of distance, but it's that consideration which says that one likes it or doesn't like it. In other words, without some liking or disliking, having some things to avoid and some things to go close to, there would be no game at all.
—Martha Stout, Ph.D.
The Sociopath Next Door
—L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 16 July 1957: CCH Related To ARC
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