a reply to: Teye22
I have had two encounters with them.
At one stage of my life, the owner of the house I lived in had been brought into them.
He had a tape of an "inspirational talk", which I listened to. The man was exactly like an evangelistic preacher. It was a kind of religion in which
"showing the plan" took the place of "presenting the gospel".
"So I sat in the seat next to him and showed him the plan, and at the end of the flight..."
"I always say that if I
haven't shown them the plan, then they haven't been shown the plan" (whooping and cheers from appreciative
Later on, somebody at work invited me to a group meeting, making a mystery about what the group was. I hoped it would be some kind of weird sect,
which would add to my knowledge of weird sects. It turned out to be Amway. A visitor gave a little talk (for my benefit, in fact, because I appeared
to be the only person there who hadn't already joined up).
What I gleaned was that you don't get real money from selling things. You get real money by recruiting
the people who sell things. You get even
more by recruiting the people who recruit the people who sell things. If you want real wealth, you must recruit the people who recruit the people who
recruit the people who recruit the people...
As I understood it, explaining to someone how this pyramid works and how you get rich by sitting on top of it was what they meant by the phrase
"showing the plan".
Yes, I think it's an outright case of "pyramid selling" (I forget the American term).
Only the ruthless stand a chance of getting anything out of it.
I would stay well back.
edit on 18-8-2014 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)