I think I'm getting what you mean about twisting a word or it's usage in favor of the aimed result. Please tell me if you agree with this situation and the use of the words here:
Last month, the boss proposed a project that would take place over the month. The staff agreed to do so. A couple days ago, we recieved a message reminding us that we had "commited" to do this. Of course, it was never so formal, no one stepped up and promised to do so, it was just decided together.
Does anyone think I am incorrect in my interpretation of her wordage? (is wordage a word?) I don't want to go overboard in my assumptions, but have decided I should keep my eyes/ears open to potential situations. Thanks so much for any opinions.
She's using Landmark's so-called "technology" to attempt to control and manipulate you. That IS what it's all about, after all -- getting other people to do what YOU want them to do. But because Landmark teaches deception, under-handed emotional extortion, and covert influence, it's not ethical. It's slimey. It's a reflection of the mind of the jerk who concocted it, Werner Erhard, who was a used-car and door-to-door encyclopedia salesman who fashioned his sales tricks and tactics into an "awareness training" that made him lots and lots of money.
It's sad when you think about it -- these scammers don't give a fig about anything resembling "committment" but they sucker in those who do with their counterfeit cult-version.