What sort of a series of experiences are sociable experiences? Now, that is a whole vast panoply of ideas all by itself. What is a social experience? You’ll find somebody from the middle of the war meets an old buddy of his, and all they talk about is the time they were pinned down in the foxhole for three days and three nights with four nurses.
Now, that’s a type of experience which is very desirable, which I’ve had myself. Well, as a matter of fact, I was the only man on an island with a hundred nurses. That’s the sort of thing that one could… That’s correct, I mean, that’s absolute fact. They were talking about this in the South Pacific for a long time. “Hubbard always lands on his feet.”
I’d personally disagreed with them. I didn’t think that was landing on your feet at all.1
- Hubbard, L. R. (1958-08-06) The Rock – Its Anatomy. Twentieth American Advanced Clinical Course (5808C06) Lecture conducted from Washington, D.C. ↩