Well, since the WizardofOz is confused to what is actually happening at LEC and felt the need to coerce one of our board members to get his post posted, I decided I would clear a few things up for him.
Below are the real LEC definitions of the values LE professes:
[i:2a9edf7a03]Being extraordinary! [/i:2a9edf7a03]= Being a LEC volunteer, being LEC staff, being a Forum leader AND coercing others to take the courses
[i:2a9edf7a03]Saying yes to life![/i:2a9edf7a03] = Signing up for each course and taking them over and over and over ......AND coercing others to take the courses
[i:2a9edf7a03]Being powerful in the face of any circumstances! [/i:2a9edf7a03]= Being in denial about what is really going on OR constantly being at the LEC center, the only environment where you might be able to be "powerful", especially if you are staff or a FL AND coercing others to take the courses
[i:2a9edf7a03]Being courageously willing to take risks[/i:2a9edf7a03] = Taking another course AND coercing others to take the courses
[i:2a9edf7a03]Openly expressing love and appreciation[/i:2a9edf7a03] = Again coercing others to take courses AND being extraordinarily rude to those who disagree with you
[i:2a9edf7a03]Generously giving up resentments and urges to dominate or manipulate others[/i:2a9edf7a03] = Letting LEC completely control your mind, money and time AND again coercing others to take courses (they tell you this to erase the feelings of unease you have about recruiting)
Wow, positively sinister!
I can't believe I fell for this!
Yes actually it is, and I can believe you fell for it.
If you really think that LEC's values mean anything more than what I wrote above then you are using your own interpretations (or as LEC calls already always listening or story making) and not LEC's interpretations. But then again I really can't blame you for thinking those values would have the interpretation that any reasonable person would expect them to. [i:2a9edf7a03][b:2a9edf7a03]That is precisely why LEC is so sinister.[/b:2a9edf7a03][/i:2a9edf7a03] They give what would seem to be everyday advice BUT give it their own special meaning with a hidden agenda. If it's really all about the feel-good advice why, oh why would you pay several hundreds dollars for what you can get free from library books? Simple answer, it's not about the so-called advice. It's about mucking with people's heads so they don't realize they've been conned.