I was interested to find out why when my experience was very positive others found it extremely damaging.
There is no shortage of people who will defend pyramid schemes, multi-level-marketing, or network-marketing. Generally, these people have very, very flattering things to say about these sales structures. You are just another one.
the other reason was to offer my views on the subject and engage in healthy debate.
We've already heard it all.
However in the very short time I have been here I have been met with nothing but abuse from most members of this forum
You might want to check your definition of abuse.
- aside from SaneAgain who was the only person to engage in reasoned argument without resorting to name calling and insinuation that I was in the employ of one or other LGAT group and I honour her for that.
Your comments have shed a little light on why that is.
I would not use the Nazi analogy myself being of German and Jewish stock
however I do take your point.
I have been like a healthy person in a cancer ward going "Hey I am healthy! Chemo worked for me! -screw you guys"
No. You are more like one of the early participants in a pyramid/MLM who got or is getting his reward and wants to defend the whole structure to keep his "down-lines" contributing.
Thank you for that insight.
To those who I have rubbed proverbial salt into I apologise and see now that my posts altho well intended may have caused more pain then good
and as such I will no longer be posting here.
If anyone wishes to continue to discuss the pro's and cons of LGATS with me PM me and I will provide alternate contact details.
Thank you again Billy-g for your insight
We've already heard it. Whether it's Quest, Insight, Landmark, PSI, Impact, or any of the other copy-cat LGATs, they are all predictable and boring as would be your "healthy debate."
Here's the low-down: All these groups offer some kind of "bait." They all pretend not to be in the psychology business but they all practice rudimentary and amateur kinds of basic psychology or psychotherapy that has been twisted into odd configurations to suit their own purposes -- think scientology. In order to survive they have to provide ~something.~ You've mistaken this ~something~ for the whole. You are in the same position as any adolescent who got his first sexual encounter from a prostitute. Sure, go right ahead and crow about your "experience" but many of us know it for what it was. Don't be so arrogant as to think we haven't seen others like you who've postured predictably as you have. These cookie-cutter groups put out a cookie-cutter "grad."