Whenever I see a documentary about cults, I am puzzled.
How do people get convinced to join?
There is no way I would have ever joined that.
Some years back, I met a young man passionate about business. He liked to read similar books was pursuing the same goals. So when he invited me to a July 4th business conference - I was very interested. I asked him for details but he wouldn't give me much. He informed me that it would be $100/person for a 3 day event worth more. I believed him. I had so much to learn about business.
I begged a friend to accompany me to the event. I remember being so excited.
The minute I entered the event hall, I had a bad feeling.
This feels like a cult conference.
Too many people
All dressed too sharp.
Too much singing and chanting...
Looked exactly like the documentaries.
Every speaker claimed to make millions.
They talked about how wonderful their life is.
The business conference didn't have a word about business.
I gave it 3 hours. No change.
I apologized profusely to my friend and we walked out.
I think cults have mastered the psychology of persuasion.
Are you cult-proof?