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07/03/2008 12:52:37 AM · #1
....is here. Do you believe? (24:48 minutes long so get some popcorn)
07/03/2008 09:31:20 AM · #2
Oprah Winfrey interviewed about The Secret (3:27)
07/03/2008 09:43:00 AM · #3
I have "The Secret" on a set of Cd's.
07/03/2008 09:43:37 AM · #4
I have a secret....hehehehe!
07/03/2008 09:46:04 AM · #5
A big one or a little one? :)
07/03/2008 09:46:44 AM · #6
Originally posted by Brat:

A big one or a little one? :)


Can't tell ya....cause then it wouldn't be a secret!!!
07/03/2008 10:09:16 AM · #7
Originally posted by Judi:

I have a secret....hehehehe!


Oh yeah...I've heard about that. :P
07/03/2008 11:09:12 AM · #8
Originally posted by Doyle:

I have "The Secret" on a set of Cd's.


Sooooo....what is your verdict?
07/03/2008 11:37:46 AM · #9
My wife bought it and watched it. She wanted me to also. I couldn't even listen to the double talk and dribble for 10 minutes.

I personally do not think a lump of gold will appear on my kitchen table no matter how hard I think about it. The Secret will show you how to make things happen for you, just by thinking about it. Pretty cool, but that type of science fiction only happens in Star Wars movies.

TonyT
07/03/2008 11:46:05 AM · #10
Thoughts become things roflmfao O........K

What a load of donkey dung. Oh my, donkey dung just appeared on my desk. IT WORKS!!!!

Good production values though, and that's why this is being taken seriously I think. eh!

07/03/2008 11:48:40 AM · #11
so what is this big secret? :D
07/03/2008 01:06:50 PM · #12
It's good for my brain. Keeps me thinking positive thoughts.
07/03/2008 01:14:34 PM · #13
The gullibility and willingness of people to be fleeced is rather sad. View all sides, but rationale must win the day, or we are all truly gerschmuckered. (I just made that word up. Proof.)
07/03/2008 01:23:42 PM · #14
I wonder what Oprah's cut is.
07/03/2008 01:29:03 PM · #15
My mother lives by this crap, and has positive messages and lottery tickets plastered around her room. The only secret is that people will believe anything if you can dress it up with hype and market-speak to look like logic. P.T Barnum would be proud. :-(
07/03/2008 01:43:45 PM · #16
Originally posted by TonyT:

My wife bought it and watched it. She wanted me to also. I couldn't even listen to the double talk and dribble for 10 minutes.

I personally do not think a lump of gold will appear on my kitchen table no matter how hard I think about it. The Secret will show you how to make things happen for you, just by thinking about it. Pretty cool, but that type of science fiction only happens in Star Wars movies.

TonyT


So what you are saying is "The Secret" is actually "The Farce Force" then?
07/03/2008 01:49:49 PM · #17
Gosh...and here I thought Jack Black discovered that secret in...Kung Fu Panda? At least he made me laugh...;-)
07/03/2008 01:58:36 PM · #18
Originally posted by scalvert:

My mother lives by this crap, and has positive messages and lottery tickets plastered around her room. The only secret is that people will believe anything if you can dress it up with hype and market-speak to look like logic. P.T Barnum would be proud. :-(


i wouldn't even say you have to dress it up, the secret is to tell people they can get stuff without having to do any hard work....its the new american dream

Message edited by author 2008-07-03 13:58:53.
07/03/2008 02:30:33 PM · #19
Since I responded to the thread the 1st time I have been thinking about saving money. Since then I haven't spent any money. Another success story.

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07/03/2008 04:46:40 PM · #20
I believe in the premise, yes. Not in the way that I've witnessed 90% of the people I know who have read it are taking it though. No, you cant sit there and wish a lottery ticket into winning. But yes, you CAN bring change into your life through belief that you can do something you have never done before.

The Secret tells the reader that you just need to believe you can do something in order for it to be real. Believing you can win the lottery or can have an underwear model figure is different than believing you can commit yourself to earning a fortune or can work out everyday to get in shape. You *can* win the lottery. Anybody can. That doesn't mean its going to happen. You can also believe yourself smart enough, and lucky enough, and clever enough to patent the next mouse-trap and make a fortune.
I'm just enough of a believer to think that doors DO open, and that the Secret is just a tool to make you aware of them. But that is about as far as my belief in it goes.

I think this book/video is dangerous in anyone who who waits for life to happen TO them, rather than life is happening because of them. Sitting around and believing a pizza is going to show up at your door isn't going to put food on the table. Sitting around believing that you can find a six figure job by watching reruns of Archie Bunker and believing the pizza guy is going to miraculously show up isn't going to do anything either. Other than that - if its getting a few couch potatoes up and out chasing their dreams I'm all for it.

As Tsung Tsai said in Bones of the Master - "Monk don't think, Monk do."
07/03/2008 05:03:14 PM · #21

POSITIVE THINKING!!!
That's the message I got from it.
;)

Movie - terrible (IMNSHO).
Book - I haven't read it, but probably not so cheesy.
07/03/2008 05:06:03 PM · #22
I read the book.

It doesn't really do much :P I tried doing what it said and it helped me inconsistently. It's a lot more than positive thinking. You can't just believe it will happen by thinking it. You have to actually get off your butt and do something. For example if you wanna be rich and get a lot of money, don't rely on a lottery ticket because that is saying to the universe that you're poor and you need money. I remember the book saying that you should always share the wealth and donate lots because then you will get more in return. Their reasoning was because it says to the "universe" that you are rich already.

Message edited by author 2008-07-03 17:11:15.
07/03/2008 05:11:23 PM · #23
Originally posted by scalvert:

My mother lives by this crap, and has positive messages and lottery tickets plastered around her room. The only secret is that people will believe anything if you can dress it up with hype and market-speak to look like logic. P.T Barnum would be proud. :-(


I think your mothers logic worked! };>)
07/03/2008 07:35:08 PM · #24
You also have to be very careful with this crap too. I just finally succeeded in doing what I've wanted to do for 30 years. I've always wanted to see what a black hole looked like just outside the event horizon. Well, just now I heard a large pop and there was this weird light and the most amazing sight I've eve.f0a78f9*)$#50983=5938950//...

Message edited by author 2008-07-03 19:35:36.
07/03/2008 08:42:37 PM · #25
Originally posted by Jac:

Thoughts become things roflmfao O........K

What a load of donkey dung. Oh my, donkey dung just appeared on my desk. IT WORKS!!!!

Good production values though, and that's why this is being taken seriously I think. eh!


Congratulations on your donkey dung. It doesn't usually work as quickly as that, though.
If you don't believe that thoughts become things, work backwards - things come from thoughts. For example, your camera is a product of millions of thoughts, and I bet you thought about buying it, too. ;-)

(I haven't read the book or seen the movie, either.)
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