Agreed. Until 50 Cent and Lady Gaga start, I don't anticipate much progress. And even if they did promote TM, I don't think the current generation has the interest or curiosity to match the 60's or 70's generation. It was a different time and a different crowd. Times have changed.
seekliberation --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@...> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote: > > > > Or from "Twin Peaks": > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjKZzKLpNII > > :-) > > > On 03/03/2013 07:26 AM, merlin wrote: > > > > > > http://kennethwestlee.com/2013/02/28/transcendental-meditation-becoming-popular-again/ > > > > > > [snip] > > > Then I discovered TM (Transcendental Meditation). The > > > first thing I learned was, The Beatles did it. Then I > > > learned Jim Carey, Russell Brand, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen > > > DeGeneres, Russell Simmons, Clint Eastwood, Dr. Oz, > > > and lots of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies practice > > > and advocate like mad for TM. > > One of the things that amazes me about the people who > keep forwarding articles like this is that they don't > seem to realize that everyone on their lists of "famous" > meditators is OLD AS FUCK. > > The youngest on this list is Russell Brand, at 38. Ellen > DeGeneris is 55. Dr. Oz is 53. Oprah is 59. Jim Carrey > is 51. The Beatles are so old that many people under the > age of 25 have never heard of them. > > Put aside the absurdity of deciding to learn a technique > of meditation because a famous person says so. That's so > retarded as not to require comment. But to pretend that > TM is "becoming popular again" when the only people they > can come up with to shill for it are OLD AND IN THE WAY, > and in many cases old enough to be the parents, grand- > parents, and (with the Beatles) even great-grandparents > of kids these days? That's kinda pathetic. > > Try to imagine TMers trying to pitch this shit to people > of high school age or early college age who may well have > heard of NONE of these people, let alone be impressed by > what they might think of anything. Kids these days would > look at them as if they were insane. And with reason. >