I wish I had seen this RR forum in May-June/ that was when my friend did her first course - and I think she did the Advanced Course a month later - maybe I would have been able to talk her out of it - but probably not - she is going to have to borrow money to do the SELP course, unless of course she is "volunteering" her time (cleaning toilets at the Landmark/EST office downtown).
Perhaps some people are just programmed to take what they think is the "easy" way ....
well, I have until October to try to talk her out of it - do you think I will be able to do that?
No. Once they get it in their head that LE is going to completely change their life and they're surrounded by cheerleaders to stay in the program vs. the few people they will tell her "have rackets," well... just gotta let 'em go.
People prone to joining cult-like things have a predisposition for that type of stuff. It's low self-esteem bolstered by an outward display of huge self-esteem. And a lack of formal counseling or an aversion to it. Lack of direction and education were common things I saw.
People who want to do it will read this stuff with the LE imprint "Rick Ross writes lies." It won't mean a thing to read anything because they have a confirmation bias.