Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just How Dumb Can People Be?

Tony Robbins
This story is an example of how really, really dumb some people are...

Some 6,000 people attended the first night of a motivational seminar called "Unleash the Power Within," a four-day self-help expert Tony Robbins event.

Close to midnight after the main part of the event, participants walked to a park where 12 lanes of hot coals measuring 10 feet by two-and-a-half feet lay on the grass. The firewalk is presented as a way to conquer fears and "other fires in your life" by walking across a bed of coals heated up to 2,000 degrees (it is not a requirement of the seminar).

What happened next was very predictable for anyone with an IQ over 50. Nearly two dozen people were treated for burns on their feet after walking on the hot coals.

Firefighters treated at least 21 people for burns to the soles of their feet, several of them second- and third-degree. At least three people went to the hospital, although none of the injuries was life-threatening.

How people, in this day-in-age, can be so stupid is beyond reason. 

As for me, well, I'm waiting for a seminar to help overcome a fear of heights which includes an opportunity to jump off the Empire State Building.....

Live Long and Prosper...

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