By Chris Delamo of Red Pill Philosophy
Cause and effect is a very useful tool for debunking bullshit.
When it comes to the whole “Law of Attraction” / “The Secret” hype, it can be used effectively to show that “thoughts”, at best, are just SYMPTOMS of what brings a person success, and that “thinking” isn’t really what manifests our realities.
EVEN WORSE: I think the creators and perpetuators of these positive-thinking movements are misleading their followers—deliberately or mistakenly.
You see, the premise in “The Secret” is that what you think, you manifest. Think positive, abundance-based thoughts, and you’ll experience a positive, abundant life.
Makes sense, right? Be a happy, positive, abundant-minded person, and you’ll attract that. Well, sure, yeah, generally speaking that is probably true: the old saying “birds of a feather flock together” kind of sums up “the law of attraction” pretty succinctly: like-minded people tend to attract and hang around each other because, well, that’s what humans DO! We LIKE like-minded people: we get along with them, have things in common, can talk about things, laugh about things, etc. Continue reading