Thursday, August 26, 2010
The truth about The Secret
The Secret: has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. This centuries-old secret has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, Einstein- along with other inventors, theologians, scientists, and great thinkers. Now the secret is being revealed to the world.
As you learn the secret, you will come to know how you can have, be or do anything you want. You will come to know who you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence that awaits you in life.
What a crock of BS. For KD6.800 at Virgin, it is the most highly overpriced, overhyped work of fiction-come-garbage I have ever laid eyes on. I borrowed it off a friend, I would never waste my money on such nonsense.
The Secret has been so overhyped in the media it warranted its own spoof in the Simpsons in the form of "The Answer". And trust me, that is where this type of thinking belongs, in fiction.
I have tried reading self help books, and you know what I discovered? They only help the author make money. Period.
I have read enough of it to know it is utterly and entirely useless.
The secret is nothing more than a book that points to what? GOD! It is merely aimed at the atheists in the world, by changing the word god to "the cosmos" and prayers to "believing" and "positive thinking", it merely seeks to cast a different color to an already existent portrait, that of religion.
One of their rather retarded philosophies is to broadcast positive thoughts, and in turn, positive things will come to you. It is highly contradictory also. They speak of the "law of attraction", can anyone remember that from grade-school physics? That is right, OPPOSITES ATTRACT! (The nucleus contains positrons and neutrons, the orbits contain electrons, electrons are negatively charged, cancelling the charge of the positron, thank you Ms. Jill!) Yet in the secret, "Like attracts Like".
It is merely a collection of deluded professionals who believe that believing in the secret has bettered their lives. A mosaic of testimonials as to how one man visualized a feather dropping infront of him in Times Square, and found that exact same feather drop before him days later.
The only two people whose ideas I respect and would definitely encourage others to read, are Stephen Covey and Warren Buffet, the world's leading marketing and financial guru's respectively.
What the rest of the wolves out there are attempting to do is seduce people into believing that by reading their bogus material, you can benefit from "The Secret".
In the end, it is best to understand that only you have the power to help yourself. And let the veils of obscurity fall from the acts of these desperate individuals such as Rhonda Byrne, they have not discovered the secret, they are merely repackaging religion for the modern man, who unfortunately, has lost touch with the god.
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