They are so used to “canned” entertainment

They are so used to “canned” entertainment

Ron Says…

“A two-way communication cycle breaks down when either terminal fails, in its turn, to originate communications.

We discover that the entire society has vast difficulties along this line. They are so used to “canned” entertainment and so inhibited in originating communications (by parents who couldn’t communicate and by education and other causes) that people get very low on communication origin. Communication origin is necessary to start a communication in the first place. Thus we find people talking mainly about things which are forced upon them by exterior causes. They see an accident, they discuss it. They see a movie, they discuss it. They wait for an exterior source to give them the occasion for a conversation.”

L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics 55
page 137