I have greatly enjoyed my weekends doing the Scientology course (see next paragraph below), which goes over the book “Science of Survival” by L. Ron Hubbard in great detail. The “emotional tone scale” that Hubbard lays out in that book covers the gamut of human emotion from the lowest lows to the highest highs, and what you can expect from someone when he or she is in that emotional tone. It is amazingly insightful and helpful in predicting human behavior. I wish I had had this information growing up, life might not have been quite the hell it seemed, and I might have had other solutions than simply leaving when things went too far south. I might have been able to do something to help myself and others, instead of shaking my head, saying, “I don’t understand” and walking away.