A friend I havent spoke to in a while called me a while ago and was telling me about a new business venture that she was getting into and wanted to
come by and talk to me about it. I asked her what was it about, and she seemed standoffish, as she knows me a bit better than that, but what a goal it
would be to get me to get involved, then she knows she has a shot.
So anyway, she explains to me that she found an organization that is helping people help themselves, by bettering themselves with the knowledge that
they can do anything, and take back their rights, oh yeah and have a massive earning potential.
So I am first thinking that she may have just got into a group thats a little shady with all this take back your rights stuff, which I thought she
meant our "rights" in the government sense. But she did not. So I began to ask her a few more questions, like, well, are you just randomly talking
to people to help out communities, and she says yes.
The I ask her has she bought anything, you know to "help" her to deal with people, that seem to desperately need her help, and of course the scam
goes wild! She tells me that first she has to deal with her own communication issues and that requires buying a book.... then a few DVD's, and lastly
a few seminars, but that happens later... you know when she hits "Platinum".
So I ask her, did she read about the "archetypes" yet, and she says sort of.
Then I ask her is there any tips on how you approach certain people based on things like, whether you know them well, or if they are strangers. She
I take a pause and ask her if she knows what pyramid scheme is. She says of course I do. But my family has been doing this for years, and the guy
that sells this stuff is rich, and when she goes into the upper levels, then she can get tips from "millionaires".
So now In my eyes this is about money, and frankly Im a bit bothered that she thought I would be interested, but hey, she had to give it a shot,
Now I know her, and I know that she is genuine, and she means well, and I am sure that this thing is telling her things like, "Hey, you have to
follow your rainbow, but not without your Unicorn.. oh and $89.99" The books may be helping her and thats great, she has had some mental issues
recently, but I feel like I may have dampened it a bit for her.
That was not my intent, not dampened like I ruined her rainbow trip, but that I let her know that the books that she was reading were in fact things
to teach her manipulation, and not how to take someone rights back, and make them money for a low price of $89.99+ oh wait... theres more because her
family is involved, she thinks that this HAS to be on the up and up.
I dont want to convince her of anything honestly. I just dont see how these types of things are still working on people, if she would have said,
"Hey, I am going to make a fortune selling crap dreams to people" Then, hey good luck with that, but it will come back to bite you on the a$$, but
this is someone who really doesnt care about people, and I dont have the heart to tell her that her family got her into this, but that she should
seriously just do a bit of research.
Anyone dealt with this, I know it cant just be me. If so please share what happened, she will be here tomorrow, and I will hold back as much as I can,
but I want to help her, not hurt her.
BTW, I know some of you will start your post like "Its her life let her make her own mistakes" and yes that fine and I know but I care about her,
and if there is something that I can do, I will, and if that means to write a thread asking for advice, well... here it is