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Jul 01, 2019 10:14:47

Cults

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 289πŸ”₯ | 293πŸ’Œ

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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?

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    @keni

    lmao if they didn't speak about business.. did anybody in the crowd ask why they weren't speaking about it? so it was just testimonials the entire time?

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jul 02, 2019 14:50:23
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      @abrahamKim - It was a pyramid scheme. So by default - they spend 90% of the time selling the life style. I suspect it is designed to hypnotize people into not asking questions.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 02, 2019 09:09:59
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    @keni Sounds more like a church 🀣

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 01, 2019 07:52:23
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      @keni @brandonwilson - at least at church they pass the collection plate, so you know it’s a business.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 01, 2019 13:54:47
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      @keni @brianball I heard someone say one time that the two best places to get rid of counterfeit money are a stripper's g-string and the offering plate at church. 😎

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 01, 2019 17:08:07
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      @brandonwilson - and probably in that order

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 01, 2019 17:09:39
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      @brandonwilson @brianball - Oh it was a scary experience. I expected the doors to shut behind me and people to act all weird. It was like the people were in a zombie and would clap for every nonsense the speakers said.
      To this day, I keep wondering how I didn't realize what it was ahead of time.
      Lessons learnt. I am on high alert for such things now.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 01, 2019 21:57:36
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      @keni - I'm not sure why you're down on cults. What could possibly go wrong?

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 01, 2019 19:03:05
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      @brianball - LOL.
      Just mass suicide.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 01, 2019 22:17:45
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