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Topic # 240499 11-Sep-2018 10:51
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I have a quick question, I have been suggested by family to attend a landmark forum. 
Has anyone here been on it and what have you got to say regarding it? The family have already said it is a little cultish so you got to see past that part but can be very rewarding for some.
If you'd like to share via PM then please do as I understand this can be something people want to share but keep confidential.

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  Reply # 2087374 11-Sep-2018 10:55
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I know a couple of people who attended about 10 years ago, and yes the feedback was it was a bit cultish, and they were a bit "on the bandwagon" for a while afterwards until they came back down to reality.  

 

IMO I think there are likely many more generic courses out there that deliver the same outcome without the weirdness.


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  Reply # 2087421 11-Sep-2018 11:19
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My father apparently thought he had something missing in his life and he went on it about 20+ years ago. Because it works a bit like pyramid-selling to get further people to attend (the people just finishing are pressured to find the next intake) he put me under a lot of pressure to do it - so I did.

I thought it was a load of crap and I didn’t enjoy it and didn’t get anything out of it. It didn’t generate any changes in my life. People who do have something missing in their lives might get value from it but IMO that wasn’t me. My Dad didn’t really get anything out of it either.

Coincidentally, one of my closest and longest friend’s wife has been heavily involved in this for decades as a paid organiser/employee (she was initially an attendee who drank the Kool-Aid). She too is an old friend but she knows my views and we have just agreed to disagree and it’s never discussed between her and me - but occasionally I discuss it briefly with my mate.

Remember this is a money-making enterprise - not a charity. Not too different from some religious denominations. The syndicate in the US who effectively own it are very wealthy.

Disclosure: I am a born sceptic and cynic.

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  Reply # 2087484 11-Sep-2018 13:11
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You might find this interesting:

 

http://www.cults.co.nz/l.php#landmark

 

 




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  Reply # 2087493 11-Sep-2018 13:36
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Interesting from what you guys have said, I was pre warned about the cult like attitudes or behavior there and I can look past it. Will consider it however. Would be curious as to who has actually been on one in recent years. 

I don't subdue to pyramid schemes or pressure from others to do something for them so if they push me in the wrong direction I will not stand for it and make sure they know that.





 


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  Reply # 2087507 11-Sep-2018 13:48
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I've never heard of it. So, darn - now I have to spend some time looking it up!






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  Reply # 2087510 11-Sep-2018 13:51
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In the immoral words of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail: Run away!

 

Going back about 20 years, I knew some people who had completed numerous Landmark courses. My impressions at the time: money extraction vehicle verging on cult.




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  Reply # 2087575 11-Sep-2018 15:06
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dafman:

 

In the immoral words of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail: Run away!

 

Going back about 20 years, I knew some people who had completed numerous Landmark courses. My impressions at the time: money extraction vehicle verging on cult.

 

 

 

 

I think everything in the private education sector in NZ is a money extraction machine.
Especially those "English schools" and "IT Institutes" So far I have yet to be proven wrong. 

It won't be costing me anything fortunately, i wouldn't be spending it if it was my own earnings! 





 


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  Reply # 2087583 11-Sep-2018 15:14
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Coil:

dafman:


In the immoral words of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail: Run away!


Going back about 20 years, I knew some people who had completed numerous Landmark courses. My impressions at the time: money extraction vehicle verging on cult.



 


I think everything in the private education sector in NZ is a money extraction machine.
Especially those "English schools" and "IT Institutes" So far I have yet to be proven wrong. 

It won't be costing me anything fortunately, i wouldn't be spending it if it was my own earnings! 



I wouldn’t classify Landmark Forum as ‘education’ by any stretch.

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