Here is a slightly altered version of some thoughts my own Reverend Ron shared with some friends and me, regarding the incorrigibility of New-Wage gurus and the reasons these gurus continue to attract followers:
[Followers of New-Wage gurus] are a gullible lot, who think that the path to riches and enlightenment is paved with opportunities to suck up to [their idol(s) of choice]. There have always been and will always be gullible people who lack either the intelligence or the will to emerge from their fantasies.
The silence after [recent controversies involving a New-Wage guru], followed by the resurgence of fawning sycophants, eager to pull [their idol’s] pud, has convinced me that the best I can do is to trust that [followers will be followers] despite any effort to [present evidence that they may be misguided]; that there will always be an emerging class of [followers], eager to replace any who happened to get a clue and jump off the bandwagon; and that [the gurus] will continue to rake in the watches, cars, and wading pools they so adore, ad infinitum.
Think I’ll just go back to rolling my eyes at the whole parade, and return my own focus to things that actually improve my life. These folks deserve each other.
The Rev is right, of course, as he often is. But I have yet to reach the point where I can just sit by and roll my eyes at the parade.
I’d much rather blog about it.
PS ~ I realize that the graphic I chose does not accurately reflect the metaphor the Rev used for idol worship, but this is, after all, a (mostly) PG-rated blog.
Labels: Hustledorks and New-Wage masters