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Originally posted by Mr Jackdaw
There is only one secret being kept here. The unprecedented success boasted by these people did not come about through positive thought, but through exploitation, as I said before. It is why they earn money off your curiosity, while you try to implement what they teach you. They are essentially selling a positive outlook on life, and doing so very well.
Further, as I have seen from some of those who believe in the secret, it removes personal responsibility from the equation, instead of working hard for something, your suppose to just imagine it.
Because most of us become too easily entrenched and enmeshed in our maps, we seem to easily forget that our perspectives, beliefs, understandings, "drives," etc. are just maps. We forget that and begin to think and feel that they are real. Yet our ideas and beliefs are only maps of reality, and not reality. When we forget, we confuse belief maps and territory. Korzybski described this process as identifying. We identify our maps (thoughts, beliefs, decisions, etc.) with reality. Yet there's a difference between our maps about the territory, and the territory. And our maps are always inherently fallible and limited constructions. They are always defective and always liable to error.
Originally posted by XL5
other things like that happen and it seems to be linked to aiming in some video games. You will get perfect shots when they 1. "feel" right to you and not when you "know" they are right 2. it doesn't stress you that your aim "might" be off 3. after you had a break from the game. Then you feel it shouldn't be possible or that its going to end and then it ends.
Originally posted by scientist
forgive me for not accepting this as a serious example.