• You remember when you were maybe five years old and you went out in the morning and you looked at the day - and it was a very, very beautiful day.
    You looked at flowers and they were very beautiful flowers.
    Twenty-five years later, you get up in the morning,
    you take a look at the flowers - they are wilted.
    The day isn't a happy day.
    Well, what's changed?
    You know they are the same flowers, it's the same world.
    Something must have changed.
    Well, probably it was you.

    L. Ron Hubbard (1976). “Scientology, a New Slant on Life”, p.8, Bridge Publications, Inc.