This is image rehabilitation. I don’t believe you are getting paid to do this. But you don’t have to do this.
I’ve been aware of him for years. I learned what I wanted, mostly that his theories about history, the present and the future of humanity are different from my own and he takes ideas that I like to work with and works with them in ways that grate against me.
I formulated that opinion years ago about him, before he even wrote a 12 step book, and that was that really.
If you listen to a number of self-help people the advice is similar because we all need the same kind of help. These human problems are common because they’re human.
_How_ one believes they need to be solved might be different and that’s where it gets interesting.
But power of positive thinking, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Zig Ziglar, “Live your best life”, Norman VIncent Peale – “The Universe has your back” – they’re all variations on a theme that help a lot of people
What to watch for is what’s being sold ALONG WITH the “pull yourself up you can do it I believe in you! join us!”. and that’s true with anybody following any self-help guru.