Has anyone seen the movie called The Secret?
It's about the Law of Attraction. Pretty much it parades out a bunch of philosophers, a few guys with Ph.Ds, even metaphysician talking about the "power of thought." They say that if you think good things, like really visualize them, that they will occur. They claim that one though can be perpetuated and felt throughout the universe, and the universe itself responds according to the Law of Attraction by bringing you whatever it is you thought about.
They like to present the mind as a magnet. They hit you over the head with this metaphor throughout the movie. Here's the thing: magnets attract things of opposite polarity! Bad use as a metaphor in my opinion.
They also like to act like the universe is a thinking, conscious, responding being. How can an assorment of emptiness, radiation, and small chunks of matter actually think and respond to some small, insignificant human beings' thought on some random-ass, backwater planet?
Even one author went as far as to say that the universe has a "design" or a "plan."
I really think this movie is a bunch of bunk. I mean, if I really wanted an elephant to present itself in my bedroom, no matter how hard I think it, an elephant won't be in my room.
Yeah sure, maybe positive thinking is able to reduce stress, but isn't that just because we changed our perception of the events/actions. I mean, you can take the same action and look at it in two different ways and your emotions will change based on that perception.
For example, if I had a pile of bills and great debt piling up, just thinking it away will not make it disappear. I can't make mortgage payments with just my brain.
Has anyone seen this movie? What did you guys think? Any other thoughts on the Law of Attraction?
"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are venomous enough, or secret, subterranean and small enough - I call it the one immortal blemish upon the human race." -