the secret - rhonda Byrne
The secret to making money seems to be to write a book that tells people they can have everything they want as long as they wish for it hard enough!
Cognitive Ease= 3 Technical = 1 Story = 3 Enjoyment = 2 Memorable = 5 Ronseal Effect = 1 Talkability = 5 Longivity = 4
What is "The Secret"?
In a nutshell if you think, believe and act as if something is true the universe will give whatever that is to you. They call it "The Law of Attraction" and it is, to use the technical term - bollocks. It is a real shame as there are some really useful ideas and techniques here as well
The worst, the truly unforgivable part of the book though is this on Page 27-28.
If you are in a car accident then it is your fault. Dr Joe Vitale. If you were at the wrong place at the wrong time you were attracted to the event by your negative thoughts. It is your fault."
But lets start with the positive. What makes sense....
And what doesn't.....
What's the book like to read?
It makes some "take your breath away" claims :
The Secret has been used by almost every successful person ever Plato, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Einsten - obviously this is by inference in most/all cases (we are not told). Dr Dens Waitley tells us The Secret was kept in the few as they wanted to keep the power
Since the film stories of healing, recovering from illness, a deathbed, money, jobs, life partners. "From a specific feather to 10 million dollars" claim flooding into Rhonda. (We do not know whether Rhonda looked into the truth of these reports
Jesus Christ and many other leaders with very wealthy in their time.