The Most Secret Secret of All Secretdom
Well, I knew the intellectual elites were flaky as all hell, but I had no idea that their flakiness had reached such heights so as to make Aunt Jemima levitate and Hungry Jack envious.
A while ago, my best amigo, ‘Realitology,’ had an interesting post concerning The Secret. If you haven’t heard of The Secret, you’re probably suffering from ostrich syndrome. It’s the best KNOWN secret of the universe.
Surfacing in 2006, The Secret is another in the long line of ‘ask the universe and your wish will be granted’ new age philosophies. The central tenant of The Secret’s epistemology is that anything and everything that happens to you (or anyone else) is the result of your manifesting it. That’s right. Everything that happens to you in this life is the result of your own thoughts. Ever been abused, ever been the victim of bad people, bad weather, bad luck? According The Secret keepers, you brought it all on yourself. You’ve called down the thunder. Now get ready for the BOOOOOOOM! Similarly, manifesting “happy” thoughts will get you the opposite reaction.
Anyway, I expect this kind of epistemological trash to catch on in pop culture, but I never thought so called educated rational people would go so far to endorse this crap. How far are they willing to go?
I got my fall course catalogue from Indiana University Southeast (IUS) and right above the course on meditation (taught by a Reiki Master) was a course called, Want to Know a ‘Secret’? The mind reels to think that people are paying $150 a head to learn about some bogus new age philosophy taught at the local college. My advice, save your money and do some online reading. If all I have to do to get what I want in this world is ask the universe and believe with every atom in me that I’ll get it, why in God’s name would I waste my money so you can tell the same. Moreover, why do the keepers of The Secret need your money. If what they say is true, why do they need to charge hard working people who apparently don’t know any better big $$$ so they too can learn The Secret? Wait, I know The Secret keepers must’ve manifested it. But now that you know The Secret, you can too. What a crock!