The Neo-Tech Cure
Obsoletes psychotherapies as it cures emotional problems, co-dependency, lying, procrastination, neurosis, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
Table of Contents
The Neo-Tech Cure is based on fully integrated honesty and is grounded in the inescapable fact that each individual is responsible for his or her own life and actions. As such, Neo-Tech provides each individual with the power to eliminate problems in any area of life. The power of Neo-Tech comes from self-Discipline, self-Thought, and self-Control -- the DTC technique.
Freud or Fraud
Many research studies document the effects, both positive and negative, of psychotherapy. Yet, those studies are not included in the curricula of most universities, colleges, or private training centers -- the institutions that teach and certify therapists. Why? And, if the trained "experts" are not aware of these studies, how can we expect the consumer -- the person in need of help, to know of the effectiveness and risks of such psychological manipulations?
There are essentially two approaches to psychotherapy. One is behavior therapy and the other has been labeled "talk therapy". The label "talk therapy" is used because the phrase describes both the process and mechanism. No matter what specific treatment modality is used, i.e., Gestalt, group, family, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, or any other specialty, the phrase "talk therapy" is accurate.
Behavior therapy is treatment based on learning theory derived from the work of men such as Pavlov, which holds that emotions, like anxiety, can be learned, and further, what can be learned can be unlearned. Behavior therapy methods are practical and involve common sense procedures such as exposing people gradually, step by step, to feared situations so that the fear can eventually be overcome. Such techniques have been proven successful in the treatment of conditions such as phobias and obsessive-compulsive illnesses.
The balance of this booklet pertains to "talk therapies".
Mental disorders are claimed to affect about 18 percent of the approximately 220 million Americans. Of these, it is estimated that 25 percent need the attention of a psychiatrist. ...Can it be true that 40 million Americans have a mental disorder and that 10 million "need" a psychiatrist? This and certainly nothing to pay large amounts of money for.
Negative Effects of Therapy
Most people never consider the possibility of negative effects being caused by psychotherapy. When one visits a psychotherapist, is that person ever warned of possible negative effects? Is there such a potential?
In one study conducted by Vanderbuilt University, letters trying to determine the potential for negative effects of therapy were sent to practitioners in the field. Of the letters mailed, over 53% did not respond! Why? Were they ashamed? Were they too busy practicing techniques that might be harmful? Of those who responded, the overwhelming majority stated there were definite negative effects from psychotherapy. From the response of those practicing therapists it was concluded that from 3 to 6 percent of patients were made worse by psychotherapy. By "worse" it was meant there was alasting deterioration directly attributable to therapy. And, since these percentages were derived from the "therapists" own figures, how much should they be increased to arrive at a more honest, accurate accounting?
In a Buckley University study, ninety-seven psychotherapists who had themselves undergone some form of psychotherapy were investigated. Naturally, this group reported widespread positive effects from their therapy. But, 21 percent admitted their treatment had also caused them harm, citing such factors as bad effects on their marriage, destructive "acting out" and withdrawal from the ordinary world. Another researcher, Lieverman, studied the effects of encounter groups and found the experience to be harmful to 7.5% of the people studied.
Today, a highly popular and commercialized form of treatment is hypnosis. Yet, hypnosis can be detrimental as the subject is given commands that go directly into the non-judging, subconscious portion of the mind. Listening to hypnotic suggestions or subliminal messages is supposed to help one improve in sports, lose weight, overcome phobias, stop drinking, stop taking drugs, build character, find a love partner, and cure many other personal problems -- all with no effort or integration. One is to merely listen to the hypnotist or insert the cassette into a tape player to have all these problems disappear. All this with no effort, concentration, or self-responsibility. But consider, have any specific skills been learned? Probably not, consequently probably no genuine, positive, long-term results have been achieved.[ 1 ]
This brief orientation is not intended to discredit or refute those severe cases of mental disorders where genuine professional, medical, and institutional care may be required. A few examples of such disorders are: Schizophrenia, manic-depressive illnesses, some depressive illnesses, clinical anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and eating disorders.
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The Neo-Tech Cure
The vast majority of psychological problems are merely the normal and natural challenges of dealing with life. Through worldwide and individual philosophical errors, people grasp at the idea of having others solve their problems for them. The rapidly growing field of psychotherapy is a testament to people today seeking an easy, low-effort route of solving life's problems. ...Such people pay others to do the work for them. But, that is a contradiction of reality, for no one can solve another persons problems -- change comes only from within and through sustained discipline, thought, and effort (DTC).
The Buck Stops Here
The decision to take control of your life must be made by you alone. No person, group, or "higher power immature, silly behaviors.
You will find through Neo-Tech that natural highs begin flooding your mind as you begin to use your mind as it was meant by nature to be used. By using your own thoughts and DTC you increase your problem solving ability. You will begin to integrate reality rather than avoid or create reality. You alone are responsible for this new and ever-increasing power. As you grow in this process, this may be your first experience of real, honest, and genuine power: power earned through self-controlled and self-directed actions. As you continue to remove personal mysticism, the emotion of happiness will increase in intensity and duration. Indeed, the natural highs of self-control and happiness can reach an almost continuous state.
No longer will happy emotions simply dissipate to eventually become empty memories. With mysticism removed, positive and negative emotions become integrated with past and future actions. This creates a happiness account -- metaphorically similar to a bank account. Thus, at any given moment you can draw from your happiness account to privately experience the emotions and values you have earned. Even when life situations bring tremendous pressure and pain you can draw on that happiness account to experience your earned character and values in their full context.
Self-responsibility, honesty, and effort are the keys to harnessing vast power, genuine control, and limitless happiness. You are, once you pass this step, well on your way to the fountainhead of human life. You are beginning to enter the healthy, dynamic world of competitive value production. You are on your way to a rich and rewarding life.
One of the most fundamental Neo-Tech integrations links time to life. The wasting of time is the wasting of life. The more one moves toward lazy, dishonest, mystical actions, the less important time becomes. By contrast, the more one moves toward productive, honest Neo-Tech actions, the more important time becomes. As you begin to appreciate the value of time, the emotions you experience will be radically intensified.
With the Neo-Tech approach you will not need others for help in solving problems[ 4 ]. For, no matter how well intentioned, other people usually hinder your progress as they diminish self-responsibility and independent, integrated thinking. The fight against your personal problems, neurosis, drinking, drug use, is a fight against personal mysticism. The fight to eliminate such problems is, deep down, a fight against your own faulty-thinking processes, rationalizations, mind-created realities, self-dishonesty, and laziness (mysticism). No one can solve your problems for you. You must identify and integrate the problem with Neo-Tech (fully integrated honesty). Only then will you realize the incredible healing power of your own mind.
You have made some bad, unintegrated judgments and decisions -- decisions that were not conducive to long-range competency, self-esteem, health, happiness, love, and prosperity. Now, based on a good-for-me/bad-for-me evaluation method[ 5 ], you realize that mysticism/rationalizing/drinking/drugs have caused your problems and pain. Through self-dishonesty and laziness you have created problems out of thin air, you have created problems where they did not need to exist. Creating problems where none need exist is the essence of all mysticism. By nature, dishonesty (mysticism) will always damage or destroy values.
One must pay for all errors in judgment even if they are innocent errors. You can never blame another person or situation for your problems. For, no matter what obstacles or life challenges come your way, a healthy integrating mind can always turn a negative into a positive. You alone are especially important to you.
As you elevate the value of your life, you open the door to new friendships, love relationships, and career associates. Human beings are social animals, thus, value-based relationships add greatly to happiness. This, in turn, further fuels your drive for happiness, love, and prosperity.
Following traditional psychological therapy, you are duped into believing that some mystical, external authority will deliver you from your self-made problems. This will not happen. The traditional approach allows rationalizations and mind-created realities (mysticism) to justify lack of character development. Many traditional therapists, especially alcohol counselors, blame problems on "defect-of-character". But, this is a mystical concept designed to avoid self-responsibility, for all character traits are self-developed[ 8 ]. Character or lack of character is a result of the net decisions and behaviors of one's entire life -- no matter if those decisions were life-enhancing or life-destroying. Character cannot be defective. You can develop poor character or good character. But the concept of "defect-of-character" subtly implies that the defect is not your fault -- it implies the defect was introduced by birth, by accident, or by someone or something other than yourself and your behaviors.
Most traditional therapeutic approaches contradict reality. They claim an outside person, therapist, or power will come and remove problems or your "defects" of character. By following the traditional approach you talk, wait, hope, and pray for something other than yourself to solve your problems and build your character. Due to self-dishonesty and laziness, reinforced by a history of defaulting, you have probably avoided many of the efforts of life. Because of this avoidance, you have not built the desired character nor experienced growing happiness.
You now have a choice: change your behavior or continue to default in this and other areas of life. However, reality always asserts itself. Defaulting on the crucial area of character development eventually leads to low self-esteem, stagnation, poverty, loneliness, and unhappiness. Yet, as character is self-made, it can be developed at any time through sustained effort. Using the Neo-Tech approach, you take action. You do not avoid those things that are difficult, complex, unpleasant, or require sustained DTC -- Discipline, Thought, and Control. You learn to make decisions based on reality, fully integrated honesty, and long-range planning. You build character.
Because character is earned through self-effort, it is a crucial ingredient of self-esteem, happiness, romantic love, and even prosperity. The non-value or limited value of things void of effort contribute very little to life. For example, consider how the effortlessness of being born attractive has little value compared to the high-effort trait of honesty or of creating life-enhancing values for mankind. Being honest and creating life-enhancing values requires sustained effort, integrated thinking, and DTC. Thus, it is logical, just, and natural that such self-developed traits bring more self-esteem, pride, happiness, and love than the no-effort coincidence of being born attractive. Similarly, the low-effort "external authority" (therapist, God, or government) approach to solving problems earns less self-esteem, happiness, and control than does the high-effort, self-responsibility, Neo-Tech approach.
Following traditional psychological treatment approaches leads people to believe they are powerless to correct life problems, pains, sorrows, unhappiness. Through such approaches, the solution becomes a therapist, counselor, group, or some unknowable higher power. This myth is devastating to the conscious mind. For it contradicts real assumptions, or a mind-created reality (rationalization).
Emotions are spontaneous; they do not integrate. Emotions are not designed to direct life; they are designed to be the rewards of life. A temptation to act solely on emotions is a temptation to act automatically, to relieve the mind of the effort of being conscious and the effort of being honest. To automatically and continually act on emotions reduces conscious beings to the same level as automatically reacting, stimulus/response animals.
Conscious beings, by nature, are not designed to act automatically on feelings, whims, or wishes. This is a major key to emotional stability and lifetime happiness. For, feelings, whims, wishes, will try to seduce you into defaulting, seduce you into blaming, seduce you into laziness, seduce you into lies, seduce you into drinking or drug use. Feelings are mysticism's prime tools for controlling you and protecting itself. When honestly explored, it will be discovered there is a fine line between feelings, rationalizations, and mind-created realities. Yet, it is important to remember that many feelings and emotions are spontaneous -- they just happen[ 11 ]. Since individual, moment-to-moment feelings and emotions are spontaneous, they are not subject to right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral judgments. However, every single action is subject to such judgments.
The temptation to default on life responsibilities, to lie, to escape, to drink, to take drugs, will always be shrouded in feelings, emotions, rationalizations, and self-lies. One must exert great discipline, thought, and control (DTC) to direct actions. These actions, with time, will direct feelings. This is how one develops genuine self-control and self-esteem versus being controlled by fleeting feelings, whims, and wishes. Over the long term, it is objectively honest actions that create the positive emotions of life: pride, joy, pleasure, love, happiness. Just as it is objectively dishonest actions that create the negative emotions of life: sorrow, pain, fear, loneliness, unhappiness. Acting on emotions or feelings can provide a short-term, temporary sense of escape, satisfaction, and false happiness. But, once the behavior is finished, once the indulgence, the default, the drinking, or drug use has stopped, then the negative feelings return. For problems have not been solved. Unless this pattern is interrupted, thoughts and behaviors will always turn from integrating and problem solving to dishonesty, laziness, emotionally escaping, drinking, or getting high. All integrations toward honest values and dealing with reality are replaced by feelings, whims, wishes, lies, and rationalizations. The longer this default pattern is allowed to exist, the more damage is done to the body, to the mind, and to the emotional capacity for joy, love, and happiness.
Neo-Tech integrates reality and captures life-long values by having actions beget feelings. ...Neo-Tech integrates the mind.
Mysticism fabricates reality and destroys life-long values by having feelings beget actions. ...Mysticism disintegrates the mind.[ 12 ]
Having actions beget emotions is like putting money in the bank. First you must work to earn the money, then you put the money in the bank. First you must control and direct actions, then you earn the positive rewards and emotions. And, just like the bank, the more discipline you exert to save, the more interest and money you have to draw from; the more discipline you exert to control and direct behaviors, the more joy and happiness you have to draw from.
. Thank you for giving me the strength to achieve freedom from the cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other drugs I have used constantly to hid behind for over thirteen years. I am off the path of self-destruction and the search for mystical answers, and onto the path to life, health, happiness, and prosperity". W.S., CANADAShining The Neo-Tech Spotlight on Alcohol Use
Are you addicted to drugs or tobacco? Is it impossible for you to maintain an exercise or diet program? Are you compulsive? Do you procrastinate? Are you neurotic? Such labels and excuses are invalid. The only valid point is self-honesty, for self-honesty is the-point.
Diet and Exercise
An area that will have a major impact on your feelings and emotions is exercise and diet. A regular exercise program will greatly enhance your energy, happiness, health, and attitude. One of the best guides for physical fitness is Dr. Kenneth Cooper's book Aerobics, published by Bantam Books. Likewise, diet will have profound effects on your mood, health, and attitude. Being an alcoholic, drug user, or simply following today's typical high sugar, high carbohydrate diet, most people suffer, to at least some degree, from hypoglycemia. Through years of alcohol and sugar consumption most people have altered their body's metabolism and ability to control blood sugar level. Blood sugar level is greatly responsible for cravings, desires, and the need to drink; it may also be responsible for triggering anxiety and nervousness that lead to other areas of default or unintegrated actions. Alcoholics must be especially careful to avoid switching from an addiction to alcohol to an addiction to sugar, caffeine, or carbohydrates. Go to any AA meeting, or traditional alcohol treatment program; you will see people excessively, compulsively drinking coffee with mega doses of sugar. Or, watch an alcoholic fresh off the street -- he quickly grabs for the sugar. He will even eat it straight from the wrapper. Initially, as blood sugar swings up and down so will desires for alcohol, drugs, and escape[ 16 ]. That biological condition will manifest itself as feelings and cravings, which if allowed to direct behavior, will lead to default, rationalizations, self-lies, and mind-created realities.
By not allowing cravings, impulses, or feelings to direct your actions, you gain a major advantage in recovery and in directing your life to values. As you are beginning to control your life and health, this is the perfect time to eliminate other forms of personal mysticism or addiction such as sugar, caffeine, chocolate, cigarettes, overeating, or television. The best way to eliminate any addiction is to simply stop. Stop immediately, completely, irrevocably, and without any crutches.
An Escalating Error
Any approach that bypasses the integrating capacity of the mind, diminishes the mind's ability to solve problems. ...Such a mind does not integrate reality, it tries to fabricate reality.
The more you diminish your ability to integrate in one area of life, the more you lose the ability to integrate in other areas of
life as well. With this seductive process, it becomes easier and more tempting to default to the mysticisms of laziness, dishonesty, and external authorities -- it is easy and effortless to allow someone else to direct your life, to solve your problems, and to answer your questions. Soon, you become doped-up on low-effort, dishonest notions, and whimsical feelings. You are then spiraling down in values, and the momentum tends to keep pushing you in that down direction[ 17 ].
Following the Neo-Tech approach, you integrate reality. Once you honestly look deep within your mind and soul, you find your problems are based on mysticism[ 18 ]. Now, the true power of Neo-Tech comes to you. For, with the Neo-Tech approach you begin identifying mysticism in all areas of life. There is no limit to what you, the individual with a mysticism-free, integrating mind, can accomplish. Armed with integrated honesty you dum best in one's career will lead to great values for self and society.
All genuine happiness is derived through the creation of values. To not continually build and exchange values is to default to the lazy, self-lie norms promoted by today's upside-down world. Defaulting in the areas of value creation and self-honesty closes the door to all future growth. It is crucial to begin orienting your life around the creation of values as opposed to trying to find happiness from external sources. Your happiness must develop and grow from within yourself.
The Bigger Picture
Take the one year challenge[ 20 ]. Set a one year goal to achieve something meaningful in your life -- a new job, promotion, career, product, or start your own business. Focus on elevating the values you produce for self and others[ 21 ]. Make the elimination of sorrow, pain, regret, loneliness, drinking or drugs mandatory but secondary to achieving your value-oriented productivity goal. Then you will quickly gain the bigger picture and focus of life. For you will be moving towards something that is real and lasting. By this focus and action you will create the emotional[ 22 ] integrations and rewards needed to propel you toward your goal and away from default on life responsibilities. For indeed, the purpose is far more than to simply get by on a day-by-day basis. The purpose is to experience a rich, happy, and rewarding life. You need to be honestly and genuinely happy. You need to do something meaningful with your life. If you are an alcoholic, to stop drinking is the first step -- it is not the final goal. You need to change the basic orientation and process of your life[ 23 ]. Once integrated with Neo-Tech, and what a value is, you will discover that producing ever increasing values for yourself and others will provide the emotional fuel to drive you to ever growing prosperity, love, and happiness.
Happiness comes from being in control and solving problems. To be a success in life you must learn to solve problems. All life challenges are only temporary problems to be solved. Solving problems as they arise is, in reality, the easiest way to live. For every problem solved strengthens the conscious mind and builds self-esteem. The more problems you solve the happier you will be. And every default on problem solving such as laziness, dishonesty, neurosis, drinking, drug use; or seeking external authorities -- friends, family, spouse, counselors, therapists, priests, governments -- to solve problems for you, makes life harder and more complex. For then, skills are not developed, knowledge is not increased, and self-esteem is not earned. Indeed, exerting self-honesty and self-effort in solving life problems and challenges is the only way to experience forever growing prosperity, excitement, self-esteem, love, and happiness.
In a Neo-Tech world there is no dichotomy between thoughts and actions. The only reason there is a dichotomy between thoughts and actions in today's world is because of mysticism. Through mysticism, the human mind has learned laziness and dishonesty. All dishonesty ultimately means self-dishonesty. Each individual has access to the most powerful and potent entity in existence -- consciousness. Consciousness is the only thing in existence that can change or alter the course of life, nature, and existence itself. Everything else simply reacts: from animals, to gravity, to chemicals, to molecules, to atoms, to galaxies -- everything. It is only consciousness that has volition. It is consciousness that directs life and creates magnificent values such as food production, housing, electricity, cars, planes, rockets, self-control, and self-power.
A Growing Value
All self-developed skills grow with time and use. With Neo-Tech, every person can capture a life of productive value creation to earn ever increasing prosperity, happiness, and love.
The Neo-Tech approach is the opposite of talk therapies. The individual can never be dependent on nor get addicted to Neo-Tech as there is nothing to get addicted to. Each individual has the power to eliminate any type of personal problem or addiction. The power of Neo-Tech builds from a base of honesty, self-esteem, self-responsibility, competency, and love of life.
Armed with Neo-Tech (fully integrated honesty) and DTC, each individual captures ever increasing prosperity, happiness, and love.
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"I can't convey the optimism and confidence this knowledge has instilled in me. I know that no problem is beyond my ability to solve given the time, knowledge, and ability I, with human consciousness, possess. Indeed, great times are ahead." J.B. CO
"Thank you for showing me the way to freedom from sugar, caffeine, cigarettes, and alcohol
"Neo-Tech saved my marriage." W.P., WY
"After reading Neo-Tech, I achieved the following: an increase in personality, confidence, and security. I do not believe in any more authorities. I am done with wine, smoke, and drugs. As a result, I am absolutely healthy physically and mentally". R.A.M., MN
"I will use Neo-Tech everyday of my life. It has brought me to a better understanding of myself and to what life is all about. It has taught me that there is more to life than just partying and drugs, it's taught me to have morals, values, and to be a productive person." G.G., CA
"Since I received Neo-Tech my life has changed considerably. I have doubled my income, my grades have gone from about a 2.5 to a 4.0, my marriage has been rekindled and I have quit drugs completely. All of these changes took place in less than a month!" M.A., AZ
"Neo-Tech revived my motivation. My career is once again on the move, I have gotten two raises and the future looks great." S.G., UT
"Before Neo-Tech I was lazy and irresponsible. I smoked pot, drank alcohol, snorted crank, and lived on coffee and soft drinks. I worked at a minimum wage job and was ready to flunk out of college. Obviously my life was a mess! I was committing slow suicide. I quickly quit all drugs, doubled my income, and for the first time in my life, I will finish an entire quarter of college without skipping a single day of class. Also, my grades are now all A's and my boss tells me that I may soon be running his business." M.M., NM
"Due to Neo-Tech, I am now fully responsible for everything that happens in my life! I do not place the blame on others, or wait to be "discovered" by some "higher authority" who will recognize that I am "special" and worthy of great unearned wealth and prosperity...NO, NO, NO!!!
Truth is friend, I am special! So are you! We are all special when we take the responsibility to constantly live in the real world, to seize the opportunities available each day and ultimately realize the unlimited power of our individual consciousness.
Pounce on Neo-Tech! Consume it! Purge yourself of internal and external mysticisms and prosper forever!" P.T., CA
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[ 2 ]Mysticism is a rebellion against life, effort, and consciousness. Mysticism is placing emotions over reality. Mysticism is the mind trying to fabricate reality. Mysticism is following external authorities versus assuming total self-responsibility. Mysticism is following "higher powers" versus doing independent, integrated thinking. Mysticism is the path of least resistance versus the path of effort and DTC.
[ 3 ]Recovery of independent thought is possible at almost any age through the nearly infinite self-healing power of the human mind (this does not include cell death caused by alcohol or drugs), especially when made mysticism-free through Neo-Tech. Neo-Tech cures mysticism.
[ 4 ]However, there is nothing wrong with confiding in a spouse, lover, relative, work associate, or close friend. It can be valuable to share thoughts and feelings with someone you trust and respect. However, no matter what such people say, it remains your responsibility for integrating the rightness or wrongness of any decision and its actions. Similarly, it is solely your responsibility for implementing and maintaining any decision.
[ 7 ]In today's upside-down world, the norm is to seek happiness from external sources. The endless drive for one-shot blasts of external fun, entertainment, and happiness is promoted by the high-visibility media.
[ 8 ]Character is not a product of birth, heredity, spiritual endowment, upbringing, or social standing. Personal character and power are created through conscious choices which manifest themselves in actions and behaviors. As consciousness has volition, a person can develop any character trait he or she chooses to possess.
[ 9 ]Such moments are indeed where all psychological and behavioral battles are fought. At these crisis points it is helpful to remember the "one-day-at-a-time" concept. For, it is easier to hold out for a day than for a year or for a lifetime. Indeed, the battle really breaks down to minutes and seconds. During these crisis periods, the internal dialogue and motivation must be changed. If you continue to think about the problem behavior, you will probably succumb. You need to interrupt that thought pattern and focus on something else. You may try focusing on a personal goal and immediately dig into specific plans, work, details. Or think about your job, spouse, family, anything that is value oriented. Immerse your thoughts and actions in concrete detail. Another alternative, if available, is to exercise or do some other physical activity to divert your thinking. The need is to change your thoughts and motivation from defaulting to something real and productive.
A second crisis point can occur after gaining control of the initial crisis, that second crisis point is impulse action. Say, for example, you have ended a romantic love relationship. Rationally, you know it is best to not talk to the other person, yet all day long you have struggled with the desire to call. All day you conquer and control your urge. Then, suddenly, non-thinkingly you pick up the phone and call -- just to say "hi". Such non-thinking impulse actions tend to follow internal crisis periods -- this is mysticism's one last attempt at getting its way. You must force yourself to be fully conscious and exert DTC to not act blindly or on impulses.
Consider signals that something is wrong.
[ 12 ]See The Neo-Tech Discovery.
[ 13 ]Frequent or heavy drinking need not to be further defined. To attempt to do so would lead to the same academic type of debate as defining what constitutes alcoholism. The only the-point is self-honesty. You know if you drink too frequently or heavily. And if you default, if you lie to yourself and others under this open ended "frequently or heavily" clause, then you would also lie and default if the wording said alcoholic. For the real issue is one of self-honesty.
Anytime you lie you ultimately harm yourself more than anyone else. For lies and laziness (mysticism) will, by nature, always destroy values. Drinking and drugs negatively affect those around you: spouse, family, friends, and work associates, but the ultimate damage and destruction is to yourself. For with time this progressive disease (mysticism, exhibited through drinking, drugs, neurosis) will destroy all the values you possess or wish to possess: pride, career, prosperity, family, love, happiness, and life itself. The following quote, from the Neo-Tech Discovery, is printed with permission.
"Both the direct and indirect effects of alcohol and drug use are negative and harmful. Even in moderate amounts, alcohol and drugs act on the mind to distort reality. Unnatural distortions of reality are negative because consciousness requires an accurate perception of reality in order to make the judgments needed for survival, high quality living, and long-range happiness.
"Initially, the damage from alcohol and drugs is subtle and so well rationalized that the user does not allow him or her self to become aware of the psychological, intellectual, and physical damage that may be occurring. Even a few alcoholic drinks can cause irreversible damage to a minute percentage of brain cells by a dehydration effect that causes a sludging together of red blood cells. This sludging tends to clog the blood capillaries and thus diminishes the amount of oxygen reaching those brain cells fed by the minutest of these capillaries. Some of these oxygen-starved brain cells die each time this dehydration or sludging effect occurs. Damaged or destroyed brain cells do not regenerate. Any single occurrence of alcohol brain-cell damage is not readily noticeable or measurable. But the effect is accumulative and at some point in life this process begins to have a measurable and noticeably negative effect on the mind."
In spite of the damaging effects of alcohol and drugs, no rational or moral reason exists for government to restrict, control, or forbid by force the sale or use of alcohol or any drug in any way whatsoever. No person or government has the right to initiate or threaten force against any individual who is not violating the individual property rights of others. Individuals have the basic right to do anything with their lives they choose, including damaging themselves by using alcohol and drugs, just as they have the right to damage themselves with tobacco, sugar, caffeine, religion, promiscuous sex, mysticism, and suicide...so long as they do not initiate force or fraud against any other individual.
[ 14 ]With the exception of dealing with the short-term medical needs of physical withdrawal, addiction is not an issue. Even this point is questionable. Stanton Peele, a well-respected researcher of addictions shows the best way to stop an unwanted habit or addiction is to simply stop -- without any aids or crutches. Stopping in this manner is best, even in the most severe case of physical and psychological addiction. For example, Peele's studies showed that 95% of the soldiers who were addicted to heroin in Vietnam were able to end their use when they returned to the United States successful, loving, family person, and businessperson.
Most people fall somewhere in between these two extremes. As such, they experience a corresponding level of happiness. Most people exert enough effort as young adults to get "ok" or "good" jobs -- in the middle ground. These jobs lead to houses, cars, and kids. However, twenty or thirty years later, most find themselves in boring, stagnant careers and home lives. Why? They stopped exerting effort and DTC. Their stagnation is a result of too many sitcoms, football games, happy hours, and other diversions of integrated thinking -- diversions of the effort needed to direct their lives to ever increasing values, excitement, happiness, and love.
[ 18 ]The mind trying to fabricate reality, the mind avoiding problem solving, thus, the mind creating problems that did not need to exist.
[ 19 ]See Neo-Tech Get Rich By 2001, Neo-Publishing Company, for a complete description of the white-collar hoax. The hoax that keeps people from advancing in careers and income.
[ 20 ]A one year challenge does not minimize or preclude the day-to-day struggles you will face. In fact, potentially the most valid concept from the traditional treatment model is to take temptation and sobriety "one day at a time." You must exert the DTC to deal with each and every urge to escape, to drink, to take drugs, or to have any kind of default, no matter how frequently that urge is. But, focusing on the bigger picture will help you move past this initial day-by-day threat as you have a bigger goal and purpose.
[ 21 ]To fully capture the rewards of life you must develop a solid base of value production. For all other life values stem from this. You must produce enough values to support yourself and build a foundation for all the things you want out of life. To fully capture the rewards of life you must do forward-essence-movement, integrated thinking. This is where you move the essence of a company, business, or career forward. This is one of the greatest values and traits anyone can develop. However, if you are in a work situation that does not allow you to do this forward-essence-movement, then you may need to develop a new career or start your own business. No matter what, you need to break out of the low-effort rut of the 9-to-5 worker. See Neo-Tech Get Rich By 2001 by Mark Hamilton for a full description of the stagnation running rampant in American business today.
[ 22 ]Have your emotions and spark of life been deadened by failure, lost dreams, lost love, poverty, stagnation, alcohol, drugs? No matter what your emotional condition, within you lies a child of the past. That child is rich and alive with emotions. With Neo-Tech, you can rekindle the pure and powerful emotions of that child. That child, with honest, innocent emotions is waiting to be your guide to a life of excitement, prosperity, romantic love, and happiness.
[ 23 ]A caution with the one year goal. It is easy to start off with a strategy that is not realistic. Such a strategy quickly becomes overwhelming. Self-disciplines are built one or two at a time, not ten at a time. You may need to fully implement one discipline before undertaking another. However, each self-discipline captured will speed the development of new self-disciplines.
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