Shoo! Happiness Guru
Noticed a bit of a thing on the Internet. You probably never noticed. Unless you’ve been looking over my shoulder, which would be weird because you don’t even live with me. In any case, having a few thousand people sitting in your lounge crawling over each other to get a glimpse of you’re looking at on your laptop would be pretty bizarre. No, it’s just weird.
Anyway, this happiness guru thing, it’s getting me down. Yeah. Telling you to buy their courses, series of books and take up the challenge to be happier. It’s full on and it’s getting me down.
But the worst ones are the religious happiness gurus who try to get you to sign up for stuff. They want you to have the whole package so you become a full on convert. I can tell what they’re up to because I’ve seen enough sci-fi to know what’s going on.
Basically, they want to get you all comfortable, sitting relaxed in a cosy chair with a cuppa and a bit of cake. Then, before you it, while you’re chatting about tidying up your shelves and living a simpler life, they stick a straw into your ear and start sucking out your brains. Shocking!
So, whatever you do, try not to get too comfy. Keep an eye out for long straws, and skip the coffee if they offer it.
As for gurus pitching happiness in six easy lessons, I’d say best give it a miss. You’ve got to find out your own way to be happy and take what they say by throwing a large block of salt in the mix. Otherwise, you could easily fall for someone’s brain sucking schemes and be none the wiser (especially it’s a lot harder to think clearly when your brain is missing).