INTEREST, 1. interest is more consideration than attention, and is therefore attention with intention. Interest, therefore, could be defined as this; attention with an intention to give or attract attention. (COHA, p. 103) 2. interest does not mean happiness and joy. Interest is only absorbed attention and a desire to talk about it. (HCOB 1 Jul 63)
INTERESTED/INTERESTING, 1 . a thetan is interested, and an object is interesting. A thetan is not interesting. He is interested. And when a person becomes terribly interesting he has lots of problems. That is the chasm that is crossed by all of your celebrities, anybody who is foolish enough to become famous. He crosses over from being interested in life to being interesting, and people who are interesting are really no longer interested in life. (PXL, p. 191) 2 . “A” has the intention of interesting “b.” “B” to be talked to, becomes interesting. Similarly “b,” when he emanates a communication, is interested and “a” is interesting. Cause is interested, effect is interesting. (Dn 55!, p. 66)
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