HOW TO BE MISERABLE AND SICK ANY TIME
Dr. Robert Rhondell Gibson
This little pamphlet was written and printed by Dr. Bob and handed out to interested parties.
The following is an exact transcript copy of the original pamphlet.
You can listen to him read it out loud in the Scottsdale, AZ 1969 workshop found here:
The following instructions are given that any person by following any one of them, can and will be miserable and sick. This is true although one may be using the services of a wise and skilled doctor. By following any one of these instructions (one does not need to use a combination of them), you can also make your doctor miserable. Please remember that just any one of these sets of instructions that appeals to you will do the trick.
READ ONE OR MORE ARTICLES ABOUT DISEASE (usually called health articles) FREQUENTLY.
One a week will do, however one a day is better. Any disease will do, because at least one of the symptoms can be made to fit you, and give reason for alarm. Alarm or FEAR produces glandular reactions to prepare the body to fight or run; you neither fight or run, but just fret. These glandular products are not used in your metabolism, consequently there must be symptoms of unusual cellular activity to use these products, these unusual cellular activities are symptoms and give further cause for alarm and fear. This is an excellent method and when used even haphazardly, is guaranteed to keep you miserable and chronically ill.
Another method used by millions with unfailing results is to
GO OVER ONE’S SELF CAREFULLY AT LEAST EVERY FEW DAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE WRONG,
JUST TO BE SURE TO CATCH IT IN TIME.
Look the skin over carefully looking for areas of dryness or slight discolorations. Inspect the tongue minutely. Feel of all joints. Look between the toes. There will usually be at least one thing that will seem to be in some way abnormal. Then keep a close watch on it, and feel of it several times a day. Become informed about such conditions. Get the low down on it. This is guaranteed to keep one’s mind entirely on self, with FEAR and ANXIETY PRODUCING MISERY AND SICKNESS. You will be surprised how easy it is.
Another good method that has been used by an army of individuals
to keep themselves in bondage is to
FIND FAULT WITH EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY.
Look for the hidden motive in things. One reads where someone has given a million dollars for research for world peace. Be sure to know why he did it, probably to keep from paying taxes on it, so the poor people have to support the government; know that prices are too high without reason; just to make an extra profit off people. See people crowding out in front, and not waiting their turn in line. See the trucks tearing up the highways. See how big business is ruining the country. See how it is raining too much, or the sun is shining too much. The list is endless. One doesn’t have to look for annoyances. They are everywhere and they are all aimed directly against one. Don’t ever fail to recognize them for what they are, think them over, and become annoyed by them. One doesn’t have to TRY at all TO GET ONE’S SELF TENSE. TENSION is the best known method to stop the free flow of life in the body. This is the start of misery, whether it be expressed as disease, unhappiness or lack.
A method used which never fails to produce tension and all that goes with it, is to
DEVELOP A HABIT OF RUSHING.
Eat in a rush; why take time to chew when you can wash it down with coffee or coke? Don’t take time to order a meal; one can eat a sandwich more quickly. Don’t ever be satisfied to be doing the job which is at hand; be thinking of something else that needs to be done. Don’t wait for another person to finish their sentence; finish it for them, you know what he or she was going to say anyway. Why not show them? Drive a car in a hurry; if every other driver doesn’t give the right of way, then tell him a thing or two. This builds up tension very rapidly. Get and keep that drive. This is the quickest way to be miserable.
A method, which is being used to maintain misery in everyday living by countless thousands, is
NOT TO BE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING.
An excellent, infallible way to develop this uninterested state of being is to state and believe, “All a person gets out of Life is a little to eat, a place to sleep, pay taxes and die.” Just take care of the first three of these. If one is invited to take part or do anything, just ask the question, “What Is in it for me?” It works. You are soon not interested in anything except, “What’s in it for me?” The answer is then obvious. Boredom, sickness, lack, friendlessness, and dried up old age.
This method is so old we hesitate to include it, but since we are giving only tried and proven methods to produce and maintain misery and illness, it must be given its rightful place.
This one is just good old-fashioned
TEMPER or ANGER.
It is easy to develop and hold; something on which to pride yourself (“I’m hot-tempered.”) It gives something with which to keep the mind busy (ways and means to get even). This is a very potent one; not only will it wreck health, but also business and social life as well. Like the other methods that have been given, it is simple and easy to do. Somebody has sometime done something you didn’t like. Decide NOW that you will not stand for it, decide to stick up for your rights. Just dwell on it, and think up some good nasty things to say to him or her, or better still, about them. Just keep it up and look for new opportunities to stick up for your rights. Then watch your health, happiness and possessions take wings and fly away.
This method has been tried by uncounted millions without a single failure,
and will work for everyone just as surely. This one is called
Simple, just sit down, slump down, let the corners of the mouth droop down, and begin to mull over all the times that you’ve been mistreated; how little everyone thinks of you; how much you have done for others, and how little has been done in return, so little in fact that you may as well forget it; how hard you have to work, and how little you have to show for it; how bad you feel and how little anyone does about it and how much less they care. A little time spent at this can put you in bed sick, or on the street broke, and all alone and miserable. WANT TO TRY IT? . . . . . .
Here is a method proven beyond doubt by a great number of volunteers from every walk of life to produce intense tension; consequently to be sick and miserable. This is to
SEE ONLY BAD IN THE WORLD.
Read all sensational news stories and keep repeating, “The world is going to the dogs.” One murder among the 160 million of people in the United States proves it; three or four hold-ups daily among 160 million people, rotten, isn’t it? Disc Jockeys accept money to play new recordings, how terrible can it get? Juvenile delinquency stories about the New York eastside, five kids involved, kids are all rotten these days. Then watch six or seven crime stories on TV, watch the criminals get killed or caught in the gunplay. Read the stock-market reports and see the impending financial crash and the coming depression. Be assured that you will be real good and tense, as well as settled in your mind that there is only evil and that the world is going to hell with its back broke, and since you’re so bad off, why bother.
This method has been used by all mankind and has never failed.
Need more be said regarding its effectiveness? It is so easy that no instructions
are necessary. Just this simple reminder.
Just state your age, and subtract it from whatever age you have decided is OLD;
28 from 36, 36 from 44, 45 from 56, etc. It is really a frightening study of the illusion of time. It is easy to visualize your self as wrinkled, stooped, with knotty joints, a trembling wobble, too late to take advantage of opportunities, and too old to do anything about it. This frightening thought produces TENSION and glandular reaction to fright, hence you can very soon be enjoying aches and pains, and the signs of ageing. This makes it even more easy to visualize the whole horrible picture; truly a working illusion of time.
This method is so easy, that most people who use it, don’t even know that they are. So you can see that it will be no effort on your part to use this method to be miserable and sick. Just sit slumped, stand on one foot at a time, with the other one out of the way, lean on something if at all possible, let your chin hang forward and down, watch the floor or the ground; learn to do gymnastics with your eyebrows up, down, and clamp them together. In other words,
JUST LET YOURSELF FALL APART.
You will feel weak, worn-out, discouraged and miserable.