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.
>


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