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The biggest problem with dentures (false teeth) is that they do not feel comfortable. Some people love them right away while others are never happy with the fit and always seem to suffer.

The unhappy patients return to their dentist for several adjustments. They try different adhesives. They even go to other dentists to start over. But no matter what they do, some people's dentures never feel comfortable.

So a denture manufacturer conducted a study to find out why dentures easily fit the mouths of some patients, but were a constant problem with others.

According to this study, they evaluated the type of material used in the dentures. They considered the methods of determining the shape and size of the dentures. They also checked the dentists' training and techniques. But they could not find out why patients loved or hated their dentures.

And then they examined this one factor: most of the patients who complained that their dentures did not fit HAD NOT PAID FOR THEM. They still owed money to the doctor!

If the patient or their insurance company had paid for the dentures, they seemed to fit better.

"When you let somebody be dishonest, you are setting him up to become physically ill and unhappy."

"When you let a person give nothing for something, you are factually encouraging crime."
-- L. Ron Hubbard

If you give free services or products to people, sooner or later they will not appreciate your help. In fact, they may dislike you as a result. You are making them become dishonest and it makes them ill and unhappy! (And you thought you were doing them a favor.)

People need to give an exchange. If they mow your lawn or clean your house, they will feel much better about your help.

Lottery winners often lose all their money within a few years. They buy expensive cars and wreck them. They buy big houses and let them go to ruin. One man used his winnings to drink himself to death.

These poor people didn't earn the money. They got something for nothing so it meant nothing to them.

People want to be good. They want to be honest. When they get something for nothing they tend to waste it, as they know they do not deserve it.


Children and Exchange

"A lot of this exchange imbalance comes from child psychology where the child is not contributing anything and is not permitted to contribute.

"It is this which first overwhelms him with feelings of obligation to his parents and then bursts out as total revolt in his teens.

"Children who are permitted to contribute (not as a cute thing to do but actually) make noncontributing children of the same age look like raving maniacs!"
-- L. Ron Hubbard

When you make children give an exchange they become much happier! Children, as young as three-years-old, can contribute by picking up their toys, not yelling, helping in the kitchen and so on.



  1. When people complain about what you do for them, check if they have given you a proper exchange. If not, make it a requirement.
  2. Ensure you give an honest exchange for goods and services you receive. Like people with dentures, you will be happier with what you receive if you give a fair exchange.
  3. Teach children and adults that the world does not owe them a living. You must find ways to earn everything you get in life. Permit them to help you.


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