March 13: Anniversary of the Birth of L. Ron Hubbard

On the eve of the anniversary of the birth of L. Ron Hubbard, a comment on his legacy.

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.
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