Thursday, March 29, 2007

Even a Book Is Known By the Company It Keeps

Do you know the Secret? Yeah, me either. It came to me in an ad from Barnes & Noble online.

But when I clicked through the link they sent, I didn't need to see very much more. I was hoping for the next big adventure, and instead I was met with the latest iteration of The Power of Positive Thinking.

It never ceases to amaze me that the "whatever you believe can happen" message can be repackaged over and over and sold for millions. Maybe that is the true power of positive thinking--if you think you can steal other people's money with mindless platitudes, you can!

3 comments:

Even So... said...

if you think you can steal other people's money with mindless platitudes, you can!

exactly...

ann_in_grace said...

Honors to Azureus (bit-torrent) I have seen the film, it was some time in October last year. Some 700 Mb of scary nonsense. I was so grateful, while watching it, for my salvation, and for the ability of discernment. The message is disgustingly egotistic and materialism at any place.
I honestly do not know what the hip is all about - this type of ideology is not new, just nicely repackaged. It must be Oprah-effect. Everything this woman touches becomes gold in the eyes of her fans.

Anonymous said...

Your grandmother read that book back in the early 70's I think. I can't believe people are actually still buying it.