Posts Tagged ‘Law of Attraction’

354451_f520I know a few people who are quite into The Law of Attraction.  They set goals, set aside time in the day to focus their energy on these goals and create “vision boards” in hopes of making said goals a reality.  In and of itself, this sounds like a splendid plan.  Really, what’s the harm in trying to attract some positivity into your life?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Throughout time, throughout all cultures, throughout all traditions there is one common thread that ties us together as human beings: The Golden Rule.  In essence, “Don’t be a dickhead.  If you are a dickhead, say you’re sorry and try not to be a dickhead in the future.”  The Golden Rule is really sort of awesome and I challenge anybody to come up with a good argument against it.   There has never been a need to devote books, movies, cruises, websites, speaking tours, Oprah episodes, web seminars, or “vision boards” to The Golden Rule and one can observe it free of charge, without ever having to see a man in colored contact lenses and a Nehru jacket.  One disturbing interesting thing that I’ve noticed about the Law of Attraction fans that I’ve observed is that they seem to be the people in life who, when faced with personal defeat, ask themselves, “Why me?” and when faced with another person’s triumphs, ask themselves, “Why not me?”.  To these people, I would like to say (possibly while beating them brutally playfully with their “vision boards”), “Put down the book.  Throw out the movie.  There is no “secret”.  As it all turns out, life is not fair.  The chances of you meeting the man of your dreams or being offered that big promotion at work decrease just a bit more the longer you sit in your bedroom with the shades drawn, dreaming about it.  (However, if a strange man does enter your bedroom and ask you on a date, call the police…)  In short, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  Dickhead.”


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