It seems that some people are still confused about a post I wrote about a year and a half ago, or perhaps a little earlier, about a certain guy who claims he has found the cure for cancer in the human mind. I can imagine being confused about the fact that someone would claim such a thing, but seeing as most of the confusion seems to be focused around the fact that this claim got me riled up enough to write a blog about it. I don’t believe I need to make excuses for thinking people should get proven treatments for cancer instead of wishing really hard, but for the record, if you think your friend died of cancer because they just didn’t want to live enough, I wonder if you even understand the concept of empathy.
The person making the claims in this case, is no other than Gregg Braden; author, public speaker, COD.
I doubt there’s a person reading this that doesn’t understand that cancer is a horrible thing to have to deal with, and many of you will no doubt understand that desperate times lead to desperate measures. Try to put yourselves in the shoes of some of these people; when you are given a deadline for your life, sometimes desperation ensues, people will look for answers wherever it seems that there might be some, and so the responsibility falls on the people claiming they have a cure to prove it; because if it can’t be proven, then they shouldn’t be dangling false hope in front of people who are suffering. Does it even need to be said that that’s immoral? Should that not go without saying?
Well, apparently not.
This man’s words are dangerous, and as a public speaker, he’s throwing them around a lot, using peoples’ misunderstandings of quantum mechanics and the way the universe works beyond the microscope to confuse people into thinking what he’s talking about makes sense. But I’ve said it once, and I’ll keep saying it until everyone understands, frequencies and vibrations are well understood things in physics, they do not mean you can do anything you want, there are limits on the laws of physics and we can see those in the very frequencies and vibrations you claim prove that The Secret is a legitimate guide to getting what you want.
Self-help books are a topic for another day, but the school of thought that’s scarily on the increase at the moment, that anything is possible if you want it hard enough, is an insult to everyone who has ever been bullied, who has ever been discriminated against, who has ever suffered at the hands of another, who has ever had to fight with a mental disorder, who has ever felt like they didn’t belong, and yes, who has ever been diagnosed with cancer.
Gregg Braden is not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.