Blog: Twelve lessons every Ex-Scientologist needs to learn - 2015-01-10

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F0.png Twelve lessons every Ex-Scientologist needs to learn January 10, 2015, Jefferson Hawkins, Leaving Scientology

1. The world outside Scientology is not a dangerous or degraded or hostile place. You'll find that on the whole, people are pretty nice, and you're likely to encounter more kindness, empathy and friendliness – and less judgment - than you did inside Scientology.

2. You have your own ideas and opinions separate from those of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. Learn to differentiate. Ask yourself, "is this really what I personally think or believe, or is this just what I was taught in Scientology?" Stop putting everything through a Scientology filter to determine if it is good or bad, true or false. Make your own decisions. And it's OK to disagree with Hubbard and Scientology.

3. You have the right to privacy and to your own personal space. Your private life, your activities, your lifestyle are your own choice and no one has the right to pry or invade your space or pass judgment. You do not have to reveal or confess everything about your life to anyone. People in general do not care or judge you.