Should You Believe A Sales Pitch?

In Philosophy, Self Improvement, Short Thoughts

The more I traverse the internet, the more websites I find with young men (and the occasional woman) writing lots of articles about how to live a better life by doing x, y, and z.

The huge problem I have with these sites is that they are trying to sell you something, and so the question has to be asked, do they actually care what they write about, or are they simply hoping that you will buy their course, hire them as mentors, or click on an advert or affiliate link?

Perhaps, just perhaps, we should be far more careful when we read things that are actually sales pitches, and be constantly asking:

What’s in it for them?

Because if someone is telling you that to improve your life you need to buy their shit, then what they are really asking you to do is to help them improve their lives by making another distasteful sale.