Once again, Larry hits the nail on the head with his latest blog post, ‘The Secret’ is a Total Load of Crap. In case you’re not familiar, ‘The Secret’ is a book that gained lots of attention when it was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I watched part of one of the shows when she was talking about the book and even featured the author. It was enough to convince me that I didn’t want to read the book.
Anyway, Larry Winget, has written a blog post about that book and about the new age philosophy of success. I like this quote from his post:
They [new age authors and gurus] also love to talk about increasing your deservability. Which translates to me into increasing your sense of entitlement. You are not entitled to a damn thing. You are rewarded for your efforts. No effort = no reward. The truth is that you deserve exactly what you have.
Remember that old Biblical saying, â€œYou reap what you sow?â€ Most people arenâ€™t reaping much these days because they havenâ€™t done any sowing! I grew up in the country where we ate what we raised and trust me when I say that â€œsowingâ€ is work! Even the reaping is work. But the reaping is the payoff for the work you put out there in the first place. Sadly, many people today are expecting to reap when they didnâ€™t sow a damn thing. It doesnâ€™t work that way.
I agree with Larry: we don’t deserve anything other than what is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Rock on, Larry. Rock on.