Gratitude is defined as: a strong feeling of appreciation to someone or something for what the person has done to help you. —Cambridge Dictionary
Some say that to achieve more happiness, better health, deeper relationships and increased productivity requires gratitude. It has been stated that gratitude makes one less self-centered. They also say gratitude makes one nicer, more trusting, more social, and more appreciative. As a result, it helps one make more friends, deepen our existing relationships, and improve our marriages.
It has even been said that gratitude reduces feelings of envy and lets one experience good feelings that can relieve stress.
You can associate gratitude with strength, beauty, glory, nobility, constancy, purity, virtue, pride, faithfulness, love, admiration, appreciation and, of course, courage. It has even been noted that gratitude can strengthen one’s physiological functioning and possibly improve one’s health. It has even been said that gratitude can extend one’s lifespan by a few months or even years.
One study said that experiencing gratitude in the present makes one more likely to remember positive memories (pleasure moments), and actually transforms some negative memories into positive ones.
Ron Miscavige is a man who has never demonstrated an iota of gratitude in his life.
Apparently Ron never got the above memo. Ron Miscavige is a man who has never demonstrated an iota of gratitude in his life. Grateful is not an adjective in his vocabulary.
No, Ron Miscavige has instead demonstrated greed, avarice, treachery, betrayal and ill intent toward his own children.
Who knows what the deal is with Ron. Does Ron’s desire for material things outweigh any desire for personal happiness? Is he so self-centered he cannot see how he turned on his family like a jackal?
Ron Miscavige has instead demonstrated greed, avarice, treachery, betrayal and ill intent toward his own children.
Ingratitude is universally regarded with contempt. Ingratitude is Ron Miscavige. After more than 25 years of leading an improved and more ethical life from his earlier days of wife-beating and immoral conduct, Ron betrayed his family by taking off without saying a word and severed relations with his family. Ron refused to receive any communication or talk to his younger son, David. Nevertheless, feeling responsibility for family, that same younger son provided for everything for his father both before and after Ron estranged himself from his own family. David personally gave $100,000 to Ron so Ron could purchase the first home he has ever owned mortgage-free. The gift represented roughly David’s entire inheritance from his mother, and the gift was given in hopes that his father would live his life out in peace. Not only that, but the checks kept on coming as the younger son provided annual medical coverage, even while Ron was secretly writing a vitriolic book attacking his younger son with lies to satiate Ron’s greed and profit.
David had always provided for his father. In fact, Ron had so many belongings from the generous gifts his younger son had given over the years, it added up to more than three pallets totaling more than $3,000 in shipping costs. All of it was packed and shipped for Ron at no cost to him. But being on the receiving end of generosity and friendship isn’t the story Ron tells. It’s not how Ron portrays his caring and generous son. Ron is all about following the party line cooked up by his anti-Scientology friends to make money. Rather than tell the truth, Ron bent over backward to salaciously make money by trashing anyone and everyone who was kind, generous, selfless and warm toward him. Loyalty and generosity to Ron is rewarded with smears, insults and obsessive demands for money. To Ron, money always comes before family.
Loyalty and generosity to Ron Miscavige is rewarded with smears, insults and obsessive demands for money. To Ron, money always comes before family.
It soon became apparent that Ron was not living out his life in peace. He involved himself in the activities of a small group of anti-Scientologists who were engaging in extortion against Ron’s own family. They wanted to use him in their campaign. To make a buck Ron turned his back on his family and willingly went along with the scheme.
And now what? No introspection; no gratitude. Gratitude is nothing Ron Miscavige has ever known. One only hopes it’s not too late.