Think of someone at your work. What do you hope or postulate for him or her? Do you hope he or she will succeed? Fail? Stay out of your way? Do worse than you?
When people upset you, what do you postulate for them? For example, while driving down the road a car cuts in front of you, scares you and makes you slam on your brakes. What do you postulate? Do you hope the driver has a rotten day? That the driver gets a speeding ticket?
When you look at strangers in a store, what do you think of them? What do you postulate? For example, when you see an overweight person, do you think, "What a lazy slob. I expect he will never be successful." Or do you think, "I hope he does well in life."
If you see a teenager covered with tattoos, what do you think? "She coordinates her tattoo colors with her shoes very nicely. She'll go far." Or maybe you think, "What a loser! She'll end up in jail."
What you may not know is that the postulates you have for others affect you.
In an article from November 26, 1954, L. Ron Hubbard wrote,
"Sit down at a public place where many people are passing by and simply postulate into them, above them, around them, perfection -- no matter what you see. Do this person after person as they walk by you or around you, doing it quietly and to yourself."
"This is simply a demonstration of a fact that he who lives believing wrong of all his fellow men lives, himself, in hell.
"The only difference between paradise on Earth and hell on Earth is whether or not you believe your fellow man worthy of receiving your friendship and devotion." -- L. Ron Hubbard
Does life seem like paradise to you, like hell to you, or a little of both? You actually control this feeling!
You can prove this to yourself by creating a little paradise for yourself, right now.
Take some time to postulate perfection for others. Decide they are wonderful and perfect. Look at them and expect they will succeed.
Try it with the people you know as well. Make a decision that your family members will all be happy and healthy. Postulate perfection into your friends and coworkers. Just decide their future will be wonderful.
You are now a better person. The people around you now have a better friend.
How do you feel? :)