Monday, 24 December 2012

looking for happiness

We are all looking for happiness unless of course we’ve already got it and blessed are those few that have. This is why we have so many self-help books, enough now to cover the equator 78 times.  Have you read ‘The Secret?’ 80 million copies sold. Page one informs you that ‘the secret,’ was handed down to us by the ancient Babylonians and clearly it worked for them that’s why there’s so many running around.  You can’t move with all the Babylonians living in London.

Next the author tells you Plato, Leonardo Di vinci, Beethoven, Einstien and many others were inspired by his book.  I’m going to use that idea, giving myself reviews from dead people. The next 600 pages are filled with advise that boils down to “Think happy thoughts and your dream will come true” just like Tinkerbell promised.” All of this self-help was stolen from Walt Disney he was the father of the new age. “Whistle a happy tune, if you believe in fairies, clap your hands.” From this philosophy flowed “The little Mermaid”, “Snow White” and some early Mickey Mouse. Walt knew the secret of happiness too bad he’s on ice. We’ve got to defrost this guy to squeeze out some more wisdom. Walt knew when to make an exit.


  1. I was recommended to watch "The Secret" by a counsellor once. All it did for me was ensure I parked my car closer to work. I suppose there is some truth in the whole "think positive and people respond to you positively" thing but then that assumes that a) people aren't eejits, b) you don't travel on the tube and c) it's possible just to think positive.

    For me it was a whole load of baloney mystical mumbo jumbo wrapped around the basic assumption that you can tell someone to "cheer up" and they will. If it were that easy there wouldn't be therapists and my Dad would be the bringer of great joy to the world (he is a keen proponent of the "just cheer up" method of psychotherapy.)

    80 million. Really? And hasn't that resulted in us just falling over the successful stories of joy and achievement nowadays? 80 million! Sheesh!

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