It’s no news to us that
Hope-Mongers have been in the business world since time began.
I’ve even seen commercials from the early days of television
where medical doctors recommended smoking as being good for your health
because it relaxed and calmed you. When the tobacco industry was told
that their product caused cancer and that they had to print the warning
on the box, they didn’t take action to stop producing an
addictive, deadly product. What they did do, was simply increase their
marketing to 3rd World countries where no warning was
required—brilliant marketing or abuse, you be the judge.
I really don’t need many examples of Hope-Mongers in this
arena; we’ve seen them and known them for years. But why do
we put up with the abuse and lies we are told? For one thing, we have
become so numb to their ads that we don’t even stop to ask
ourselves, “Why in the world would I go ask my doctor about The
Purple Pill, when I haven’t even been told what the Purple Pill
One of the funniest is the ad that screams, “Eat all you want and
still lose weight! Eat all you want and still lose weight! AND we
couldn’t say it on TV if it wasn’t true!” Just send
off for the magic pill and you can eat all you want and still lose
weight. Well, I could legally do the same thing by simply taking your
order =and then sending you a package that says, “Eat all you
want. Then go into the bathroom, swallow this pill and in 30 seconds
you will throw up. Do this every time you eat and you are guaranteed to
and I couldn’t say it if it wasn’t true.” Well, I’m going to stop now—enough said.
Finally the ultimate in
Hope-Monger mentality is the Lottery. In the United States and in other
countries as well this has become the ultimate in Hope. The Hope of
instant riches for the mere price of a ticket is just too much for
people to resist. Most people believe that money will solve all their
problems and so marketers sell people what they want to hear. With the
lottery, it’s the thought of all their “problems”
vanishing at once by hitting it big.
It is true that we need money to pay bills and it will solve many
problems as well as help expand our lives but The Truth is that you
have to know how to steward the money and be responsible for it. Are
you ready? Can you handle it?
The real truth is that most lottery winners are broke and in debt
within 5 years after winning the lottery. There are endless stories of
broken marriages, destroyed families and in one case even criminal
activity of relatives hiring a hit man to kill the lottery winning
relative so they could inherit his money. Apparently money
doesn’t solve all the problems; it often just brings more. If you
want the real story just google “lottery winners bankrupt”
and read some of the articles.
Is the Internet Better than the Lottery?
In my opinion Internet
Hope-Mongers try to capitalize on this Lottery Mindset of “You
Can Win It All” and live in luxury for the rest of your life. Too
often Hope-Seekers are like those who play the Lottery or gamble. They
think the next high priced seminar they attend, or the next
system-in-a-box they buy is going to make them a millionaire and
they’ll be set for life. Only to find out that all they really
bought were more empty dreams with dead end roads or the promise of yet
another path BUT for a lot more money.
It’s hard to blame the Hope-Mongers when the Hope-Seekers are the
ones lining up to buy the instant riches kits. People want magic
systems to take away all their problems. People want to make hundreds
of thousands of dollars in weeks, days or hours with little or no work.
It’s like the Lottery Mindset, “If you don’t play you
can’t win.” So Hope-Seekers keep playing the game, hoping eventually someone will
fulfill their dreams by giving them what they want. But why should the
Hope-Mongers produce anything that gives real results? The Hope-Seekers
will keep buying—that’s what they do.
The Hope-Mongers have to say some things that are true or no one would
buy. Some of what they say has to work, just like the bread of the new
baker in our story, it was real bread and very good. But at some point
it’s only The Truth that will give Hope-Seekers the answers they
So two things must happen:
1. We must be willing to listen to and accept The Truth, even if it’s not what we want to hear
2. We need Hope-Givers who are going to tell The Truth and back it up
In order to do this, we have to take responsibility for ourselves, be
willing to ask honest questions and begin the thinking process. For an
example, let’s look at how a Hope-Monger is hoping no one
will take the time to think about his product or even ask any
questions--(see Article Part 7).