An otherwise intelligent woman posts: "Slow down and the thing you are chasing will come around and catch you."
First: What compels someone to post such a message in a bottle?
Second: The damn thing is false. I prefer Satchel Paige: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Nevertheless, two numbnuts reply:
"YES!! GREAT advice!!"
"So incredibly true. Thanks for sharing that."
So I wrote:
"Give me an example from your own life."
No response from the original poster, but a third commenter chimed in:
This morning, I walked around my neighborhood reflecting. I just surrendered all OUTCOMES TO A HIGHER POWER. I was in the moment. Took off and played hookey with my husband and saw a movie. Came home and 2 more people filled my upcoming… workshop to capacity, got a check in the mail and received a VERY positive phone call. No hustling, no bustling, just slowing down, and all I wanted for this week has already come through today with no effort. Happens all the time WHEN I remember to . . . SLOW DOWN. I saw [the Facebook] quote and thought . . . OH YEAH– ANOTHER SIGN!!!
While you're at the movies, God is putting butts in your workshop seats, and then letting you know what he's up to by speaking cryptically through your Facebook friends.
I'm not identifying this magical thinker, but if you signed up for any workshops in the past couple of days, I'd cancel immediately. The seminar leader is a nut.