Monday, June 30, 2014
Stick It Amway!
When we were inside the Amway cult we were told to stick pictures of new cars, dream homes, and other material possessions on the refrigerator.
First of all I don’t like stuff stuck on my fridge. I’ve chucked out my fair share of tacky fridge magnets over the years.
Second even if I did like shit stuck all over my fridge it would be photos of my family not pictures of things I covet.
It just stinks of greed to stick photos of sailboats, Ferraris, and Hearst Castle on the fridge. Do these photos really help IBO’s achieve these dreams or do they serve as a sad reminder that their bank accounts are diminishing while they grasp for the dreams their upline has brainwashed them into believing they’ll own one day?
Amway: the cult of greed.
Back in the days before computers and phones with online calendars I used to buy a day planner each year to keep our lives organized. At the front of the planner is a place to write down goals and a target date. Sometimes I’d have to carry them over from the previous year. Then I was supposed to slot time in my planner daily or weekly to spend time accomplishing these goals. Somewhere in my past I remember hearing that if people write their goals down they have a higher success rate of achieving them than those who don’t write them down and this is why I wrote down my goals. And sure enough as the year came to a close and I was switching off planners I’d see that I’d either accomplished my goals or was on the way to doing so.
Mostly the goals were bettering myself professionally or personally but one year I did have something on my list that was an object - a red car I wanted. It didn’t happen that year so I carried that goal over into the next year and that’s when I did buy the car. Different color - black - so I didn’t quite meet my goal. I changed my mind on the color I wanted when I was at the dealership. But I never had a picture of that car stuck on my fridge.
Can you imagine what an Amway ambot writes in their goals: Go Diamond! Freedom! Flush that stinking job!
So why does the upline want you to play greedy Gretchen and stick photos on the fridge of the things you dream about owning?
That’s just how life is when you get sucked into this scam. Amway: the cult of greed.