The guy almost surely is a megalomaniacbut if you're telling me that he intended to kill those people, or that he didn't care if he did...
I think that in the person of James Ray, we have a messianic blunderer with no sense of consequences who may have honestly felt that he was showing tough-love on that October day, driving clients to push beyond their limits.
As I recently told a Member of Major Media, Ray and his travails epitomize all that's wrong with latter-day self-help.
Little or no credentials to be selling what he's selling..promise of near-instant transformation...a distinct proclivity for "churning" his disciples...scandalous prices for a slapdash program consisting of unproven, potentially (now manifestly) dangerous material.
If anything, it underscores why self-help is so stupid, so scary.
And that is where our emphasis should now reside, in my opinion.
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