Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Does Feeling Powerless Lead to Buying TM Courses?

Just a little tidbit to tide everyone over until the comments are working:

An interesting article reports on research that people who feel powerless are more likely to spend money than people who feel powerful. Even if they don't have the money to spend.

Many people I've worked with from Transcendental Meditation reported feeling powerless while in the Org. Some critics propose that cults foster feelings of powerlessness in members to promote dependence on the leader and group.

I wonder if buying ever more expensive TM courses had anything to do with feelings of powerlessness?

John M. Knapp, LMSW