It is a very sad thing indeed, to see so many IBOs living in utter denial. Most IBOs are probably good and hard working people, but they get taught misguided and unethical things by their upline and as a result, many IBOs end up living in denial. Many IBOs are losing money because of their dedication to the tools system, but they are taught that never missing a function makes you successful. Or they are taught to ignore facts if they have a big dream. These kinds of teachings are contrary to the basics of running a business.
Even when an upline leader may have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, these leaders simply revise history or deny confirmed allegations and the faithful donwline simply ignores the issues. It seems that many IBOs believe that their uplines walk on water. Of course these leaders are human, as many point out, but I will also point out that theur perceived divinity is a big factor in their sale of training materials, thus they should be held accountable for their actions and their actions should be held at a higher standard than a rank and file IBO.
For example, I still see IBOs denying that a prominent diamond was in bankruptcy proceedings despite the fact that there are public documents confirming this. I still see Amway apologists claiming that certain things are not taught by upline anymore, but IBOs bloggers still talk about misguided teaching, such as how Amway or WWDB IBOs have a lower divorce rate than the general public, even when one of their leaders apparently got divorced recently. It's scary how many IBOs apparently don't belileve their own eyes and ears.
It's apparent that many IBO are simply in denial. They believe they are successful even when losing money month after month. They believe that their leaders can do no wrong. They believe that they will succeed if they never quit. They often believe that naysayers of Amway are broke or losers. But the facts are there. It is a fact that the vast majority of IBOs on the system lose money. It is a fact that the average IBOs earns less than the minimum wage. It is a fact that most IBOs cannot or do not sell many Amway products. It is a fact that some upline leaders make most of their money selling tools to their downline. It is a fact that some upline leaders lied about tool profits in the past and may still be lying about it. These are some of the facts about this opportunity. You can believe it or deny it, but look at your bottom line. If you are losing money, are you successful or in denial?