Friday, July 29, 2016

The Amway Dream Stealers?

Some debates over Amway recently churned up some accusations once again about critics being "dream stealers". I thought I would address this but first I wanted to print the definition of a dream from

[dreem] Show IPA noun, verb, dreamed or dreamt, dream⋅ing, adjective
Use dreams in a Sentence
1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
2. the sleeping state in which this occurs.
3. an object seen in a dream.
4. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
6. an aspiration; goal; aim: A trip to Europe is his dream.
7. a wild or vain fancy.
8. something of an unreal beauty, charm, or excellence.

–verb (used without object) 9. to have a dream.
10. to indulge in daydreams or reveries: He dreamed about vacation plans when he should have been working.
11. to think or conceive of something in a very remote way (usually fol. by of): I wouldn't dream of asking them.

–verb (used with object) 12. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
13. to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
14. to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away): to dream away the afternoon.

–adjective 15. most desirable; ideal: a dream vacation.

—Verb phrase
16. dream up, to form in the imagination; devise: They dreamed up the most impossible plan.


Based on these definitions, I do not see how it is possible for anyone to steal a dream. This dream stealing verbage is just more upline propaganda designed to get IBOs to shut off their critical thinking skills and to blindly commit themselves to buying more standing orders and function tickets, whose profit goes into the pockets of your beloved upline leaders. It the the upline's concern likely because the upline is selling dreams! Selling unrealistic dreams of retiring and walking the beaches of the world. Dreams that will never come true for the vast majority of IBOs.

I believe #6 is the most appropriate definition for an IBO. A long term goal. But if an IBO's long term goal is retirement and riches, they should analyze their involvement in the Amway business and determine if that is the appropriate vehicle to achieve their goals. For the vast majority of people, this is not the appropriate vehicle and facts confirm this. It's a matter of whether or not an IBO was told to ignore the facts by his/her upline.


Anonymous said...

Dreams without action are simply wishful thinking.

Joecool said...

In Amway, dreams with action is wishful thinking. LOL

Anonymous said...

By buying tools and functions?

Anonymous said...

In Amway, tools and functions are the major way in which down-line IBOS are cheated and ripped off.

The persons above you are solely interested in using you as a steady income source. Since it is highly unlikely that an IBO will generate any significant down-line of his own, your up-line will place a great emphasis on tools and functions (along with other garbage like CommuniKate and Ditto and Standing Order) in order to make you into a cash-cow. The thing is to keep down-line IBOs on the hook for as long as possible (all their lives, if that's feasible) by feeding them continuous bullshit about how "success is just around the corner."

It's such a simple racket. What's amazing is how many dopes keep falling for it.

Joecool said...

Yes, the premier club, standing orders and voicemail serve as steady monthly income and then ever couple of months a "major function" is held, which is a "major source" of income for the upline diamonds.