I hate it when people use this word to describe themselves.
- It dilutes the meaning of the word. A guru is someone who has devoted YEARS UPON YEARS to their practice. Not some smarmy twat who took a webinar on social media.
- It’s self-important as fuck. A guru is something people call you, not a title you bestow on yourself. It’s something you accept with a shrug and a half smile, not a crown you place atop your own head.
I am extremely wary of anyone who refers to themselves as a guru, as it usually places them on the fast track to Full-of-Shitsville.