People buy into this stuff. No matter how ridiculous.
A Chinese magician has conjured up a personal fortune after setting up an online “spell” emporium that is reportedly earning him more than one million yuan ($180,000) each month.
Luo Shun, 31, from Hunan province, started his internet business last October and has since been swamped with customers seeking paranormal solutions to their distinctly terrestrial problems.
“Writing spells is a sacred thing,” he said.
Oh yeah? I bet I could do it without “calming my heart” and without taking significant cash from unwary folks.
People are desperate to figure out ways to deal with first-world problems like the mother-in-law, relationship issues and money problems. This is a lucrative business. It’s sad that people can’t see they don’t have to buy into feng shui and other silliness he sells. They can ask for life advice is less dubious places, from those who aren’t making a living off of superstition. But, it’s always been and might always be this way. Superstition will not die out.