Why the law of attraction is bullsh*t (and why that’s such a great thing)
Jonas Ellison

I think one aspect of the law of attraction that disturbs me the most is that if bad things happen to you, it’s because you attracted them. This may or may not be the case. Bad things can happen which we have little control over and we can certainly make poor decisions which negatively impact us and/or others. How we respond to what happens seems central to our quality of life.

As an atheist, I enjoy being able to consider a variety of perspectives and partake of those aspects which make sense to me rather than feeling the need or belief that I have to discover or follow a divinity or higher power. This flexibility allows me to recognize my own strengths and weakness as well as those of others to the degree with which I’m able to be open and attentive to what’s going on. This is a very imperfect process which seems to be a characteristic of life and reality as I’ve experienced it.

Recognizing that I don’t know as much as I thought I did and that others have more to offer than I would have access to if left to my own devices has been helpful.