Back in the early days and years of the human potential movement and preceding the New Age crap that landed in the 1980s, people became similarly addicted to seminars, workshops and stuff like EST which promised all kinds of life perfection if only, if only. The if only was that YOU, as a graduate, would go enlist thousands more to get fixed. What sheer crap. People so desperately want a distraction from the simple facts of their lives. This is pure escapism. The only freedom is in living our lives in our ways, on our terms.