As stated in a previous blog, I have a weird relationship with money. I think it comes from seeing money used in despicable and evil ways and me not wanting to become that. However, I know and understand that it is necessary to survive in the Matrix and the system. It can also be used for good and I know money itself is not evil. How it is used will determine its value to humanity.
We’ve been bombarded with advertisement everywhere, since we were really young. So now, having gone through the system, and seeing “spiritual” people following the exact same methods to sell their stuff just rubs me the wrong way. It makes my skin crawl, actually. Because if you are “spiritual” and on this path of “awakening”, then you know it’s all an illusion.
Sure, we need to survive. But there are ways and ways. Do you really need to survive manipulating people? ‘Cause for me that’s what’s marketing is all about. I haven’t studied it at university, I have only done all the webinars and all the mini courses online about selling. I’ve listened to podcasts and read books and articles, watched videos about it… you name it. For me, it comes down to manipulation.
I’ve heard from several people this kind of story “Imagine you are in the beach and you see someone drowning… Wouldn’t you give this person a hand? Save them? You can do it by selling them your product!”
Surely if they were drowning, I would just save them, not try to sell them anything though?!
Marketing and selling strategies feel so icky because they look for the weakness in you and try to take advantage of it.