Take a look at my bookshelf and you will see that I am no stranger to the "self-help" section at Borders. That's why this stuff about "The Secret" has me so baffled.
What, exactly, is the secret? I mean, please... raise your hand if you haven't heard a million times already that positive thinking brings positive results. Really.
But somehow, millions of people (including me) have shelled out big bucks to buy a poorly written book and an even sillier DVD, neither of which has much substance.
I don't argue with the premise of the "law" of attraction, as they call it (though exactly how something becomes a "law" is beyond me). But what I take issue with is many of the basic tenets (that you can have "anything" you want. That you can "manifest" your dreams if you only believe hard enough. That you bring bad things on yourself. My proof? Think of all the women in the world who dream of being married to Brad Pitt. It's obviously not working for all of them!). I also don't like the focus on yourself, nor the focus on the physical and material.
But suddenly, Oprah et al. have climbed on this bandwagon-with-four-rickety-wheels and are spouting this pablum like gospel.
I just don't get it. Call me crazy (it won't be the first time!), but where's the beef?
PS A copy of "The Secret" book and DVD for sale, cheap.