There are self help blokes out there, psychiatrists and psychologists too, creating problems that don’t really exist and then raking it in selling people stuff to help with those problems that never existed in the first place. What got me the most about the secret was the bit at the end where they refer you to a website to go buy their fluff-stuff. They go through the whole movie talking about the law of attraction and how we can manifest the things we need into our lives and then end the movie copping out and just suggesting that you buy them instead. Did they expect us to immediately and obediently whip out our credit cards because the movie we just watched that convinced us we needed a bunch of contrived “secret” gear is also selling it. Worse yet, do they think we’re silly enough to believe it’s not a coincidence but rather proof of their alleged Secret? They sell the message first and hope they can manifest credit card numbers with the promise of imitation bobbles and books.
Here’s the secret, this is a do it yourself life we’re in, how do you want to play it? Are you going to dig in and be a doer or rush out and make someone else’s dreams of prosperity come true by purchasing the latest edition of Life for Dummies? There are many others out there peddling the age-old idea of the law of attraction and some of them actually offer insight. This movie and book don’t offer much insight all. Instead, they mostly just offer a brand. They are using the law of attraction to line their pockets and folks are handing over their credit card information so I guess it works. What a world.