There is a danger in any group or business or religion that focuses only on positivity, joy, peace or happiness, while excluding everything else. There is a danger in a top down organization using positivity as their only focus.
Sociopaths and psychopaths are just as likely to be attracted and rise to the top of these organizations as they are the mob, political groups or religious institutions. Another danger with top down organizations of any kind is that the few people at the top are subject to the corruption that wealth and power brings with them.
Top Down Hierarchical Power Structures corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, even inside of organizations dedicated to peace, joy and happiness. Absolute power within any organization including positivity focused ones, can quickly devolve into sexual slavery, financial corruption, fraud, threats, intimidation, a mob like atmosphere, and worse.
Just about all rigid, hierarchical organizations with just one or several people ruling at the top have a Master/Slave relationship with their followers. Secrecy adds to the dangers of a cult developing, while transparency and leaders held accountable count.
Just because people involved are good looking, charming, positive, joyful, rich, powerful and/or famous, does not make it something other than a cult. Just because the goal of the group leader or followers is enlightenment, does not make it anything other than a cult.
via NXIVM Cult, Jness, Society of Protectors, DOS or “Dominus Obsequious Sororium, Rainbow Cultural Garden Cult – Keith Raniere (co-founder, leader) Nancy Salzman (co-founder, president) – Illustrates The Danger Of Positivity Belief Systems, Denial That Darkness Exists, Ignore Warnings | A Green Road Journal