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People in cults often look upon their leaders so highly that they’re willing to overlook red flags and bad behavior. All because of perpetual promises that are never met. And in the worst cases, cult followers suffer or die as a consequence.
And others think, “That would never happen to me because I’m not that gullible.”
You don’t have to be in a cult to fall victim to the influence of people who say they support you while never actually doing you any favors.