Sunday, March 6, 2011

In life you have 2 options: you can either be an Egomaniac or Depressed

According to Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, "Everyone chooses one of two roads in life: GREATNESS or MEDIOCRITY. The choice is yours, and you are making that choice every day," which doesn't put undue pressure on anybody, it's simply a fact of life.

One woman, who has watched The Secret and read many books on manifesting abundance, commented, "Each and every day I ask myself, 'are ya gonna be a winner today or a loser?' Because I know that the only way for my life to have any meaning or even to be worth living is if I achieve greatness. This is what the Buddha and what Jesus taught after all... isn't it?"

Recent studies have shown that if you're not winning everyday in your life you are a mediocre human being. As one life coach said, "Your thoughts have not been self-affirming enough. You gotta put more pressure on yourself to achieve and think positive thoughts, which we all know is easy when so much is at stake and when it's clear that so far you've been a loser who can't seem to think the right thoughts and are therefore single-handedly condemning yourself to a life of mediocrity."

Furthermore, these studies have proven that books like Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell are simply inaccurate. Gladwell claims that no single person becomes successful by their efforts alone, no matter how smart, talented or well-meaning. Success, according to charlatans like Mr. Gladwell, is a communal effort that requires social programs to enact change. In this model of thinking, underprivileged communities require a vast network of educational and literacy programs, job training, and subsidized funding to achieve results. This way of thinking is simply a losers mentality.

Other money-grubbing charlatans claim that what cow-fed Americans need is not more get rich seminars on "creating abundance" but to simply learn to be okay with what is, and maybe even practice having less rather than always seeking more. Except we all know that in life you either get to be a narcissistic asshole driving a red convertible or a depressed loser. Greatness and Mediocrity are the only two choices any of us have in this life.

For example, when we interviewed a few of the top winning self-help gurus we found out that not a single one of them had achieved wealth until they started exploiting other people through books and seminars. To which we say, "Deal with it. They're winners. If you're not winning then you're a sad sack of shit."

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