Internet Gurus BAH!!!!

by Wendy
Who the heck are they anyways?
What makes them Gurus in the first place?
The word "guru", in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is defined as:

1. a personal religious and spiritual teacher in Hinduism
2. a teacher in matters of fundamental concern

How can one be a GURU in the ever revolving, changing and fast paced rate the internet changes.

Did they attend University to become a Guru?

Truly how did they accrue that Title?

Just because someone is proclaimed by others or proclaims himself to be an Internet guru doesn't mean you have to take their teachings as gospel.

Use a little common sense as you surf the net or read the tons of emails in your inbox from or about Internet gurus and their superhuman exploits.

My thoughts now and only my thoughts tell me that they are Self - Proclaimed Gurus.

Are they good at what they do. You bet they are. They are constantly swindling Internet Newbies of their hard earned cash, sucking them in like a over charged, high powered vacuum. Yes we have all been sucked in at some point.

Then they turn around and tell you absolutely nada about what you paid for. Smart yes. They are out and out Thieves as far as I am concerned.

As far as that goes I could Proclaim to be an internet "Guru" as well Just one difference though.... I am just your average Joe-ette who has fairly slow, long learning curve.
I think everyone could become an Internet "Guru"

With all the unique ways to advertise, concepts on getting the Top Rankings or Ratings.

Does NOT cost money So much for Free out there Why pay a GURU for advise that can be found and learned online for Nada, Zip, Zilch

Over the years but mostly in the last few months I have learned so much. Every day I search for a new idea, concept or intriguing way to bring forth the wealth of information available to us all.

If the gurus think they are helping by sending out daily the latest thing to "make you rich", they are just like every other person on the internet trying to get a sale.

The only difference is that they have a name as a "great marketer". A "Great Marketer " All they have done is plaster the word "Guru" across their pages and we accepted it

Well didn’t we Be truthful now Took us a while to catch on but we finally caught up with they famous Rip off Artists Wonder what word now will replace the Internet Renown since most of us aren’t falling for their BS anymore

Synonyms: authority, guide, guiding light*, leader, maharishi, master, sage, swami, teacher, tutor

Antonyms: disciple

Definition: examiner

Synonyms: bean counter, examiner, guru*, head shrinker*, inquisitor, investigator, number cruncher*, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, questioner, shrink*

Definition: expert

Synonyms: arbiter, artist, bible, big cheese*, big shot*, big wig*, boss, brains*, brass*, buff*, city hall*, connoisseur, czar, egghead*, establishment*, exec*, expert, feds*, freak, front office*, governor, guru, ivory dome*, judge, kingfish*, kingpin*, law*, master, power elite, pro, professional, professor, pundit, scholar, specialist, textbook*, the man, top brass*, top dog*, top hand*, upstairs*, veteran, virtuoso, whiz, wizard

Antonyms: amateur, apprentice, neophyte, novice

Go ahead and pick one Dare you to add it to your Page and see what happens

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Jennifer Underwood Professional   Promoter
GREAT WENDY!!! You did some research on this one! Way to go! I feel exactly like you do on this matter!!
Nov 17th 2007 10:07   
Wendy Senior   

I knew I couldn't be alone with my feelings

Positive there are more of us out there that also agree

But I will accept comments from anyone that wants to debate the issue

Step forward we are game and open for a great discussion

Nov 17th 2007 10:30   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional Premium   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
I love the whole GURU thing. It makes for great comedy. I don't care what your business is they have the key. The only problem is the key changes weekly. They even have the nerve to tell you they have they key but to come back and buy again next week because they will improve they key! So what is this key worth exactly if it needs to be improved on a weekly basis?

As PT Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute!"
Nov 19th 2007 19:55   
Wendy Senior   
I love the Guru thing too LOL

Yes to bad we can't catch them poor suckers at the gate before they fall in

Nov 19th 2007 20:01   
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