Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) The Youtube God
The more I keep hearing about Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) the more I wonder whether this guy has all of his brain cells, let alone be a real Psychologist.
Take for instance, his video on Depression. Really listen to what he’s saying.
Did you listen? Still think he’s a “Guru” or “Genius” or “Spiritual Leader” or worse yet, a “Psychologist”?
Take a look at the title of this video. “A Message To The Depressed People” then, listen to what he’s not saying and what he is saying.
“Depress is really ‘Deep Rest'” he states and goes on to tell his own story about he was over-worked and relationship problems etc.. He talks about his depression being a call for him to “lay down, Ralph”. Well, he did lay down. As a matter of fact, he laid down in a psychiatric ward for weeks and took meds for his depression. Think I’m joking? He said it himself in THIS video. Scroll down on his page to find the video and listen to it. It’s only 3:34 mins long.
In case you’re wondering what has me writing about him, let me bring up what a commenter on the first linked video said. This commenter was bright enough to mention that the type of depression that 31-year-old Smart is talking about in this video is not true depression but, rather a situational issue. They also commented that he should know better as a so-called psychologist that there’s a difference between situational depression which is simply being tired, overworked etc., and true depression. They go on to recount examples from their own life where they have 2 people or relatives that they know who have been diagnosed as being Bi-Polar and a friend who has committed suicide. Smart isn’t talking about that kind of depression at all and yet, many younger people will go un-treated and un-diagnosed because they’ve listened to Smart tell them it’s “ok to be depressed” and “go lay down or go to a spa and get a massage”.
Sadly, there are many people walking this planet who have chemical imbalances, mental illnesses that they cannot help like being Bi-Polar or Autistic etc. for whom eating Vegan and laying down or getting a massage will not cure them of their depression. Many people are near suicide or are suicidal and have attempted it. If it were that simple to cure, why would we need psychologists or psychiatrists? Ask yourself, would real psychiatrists and psychologists tell depressed people who all they need to do is to lay down or go to a spa? That would lead to malpractice suits. However, because Smart is a YouTube marketer who calls himself a “psychologist”, he can get away with it…at least, thus far anyway.
True Depression isn’t cured by a spa day or laying down for a rest
Although we’ll likely never hear of these cases and we’d pray that it doesn’t happen, there could be depressed people who listen to Smart’s advice and lay down for “deep rest” with a bottle of pills swallowed, never to wake up again. What then? This YouTube King, handing out advice as a “psychologist” which has not been proven by any credible source except his own mouthed words, will have led people like this astray and possibly, to delay life-saving help and medications if needed.
Not once but twice, this same commenter on the previous video, also commented on this video of Smart’s, entitled “10 Ancient Symbols to Change Your Life”. Watch that one too. I did. I watched both of these videos because someone laughed and recommended that I do watch them both though I have long since sworn off of giving one red cent to this charlatan.
Here’s another example where Smart has crossed the lines in his title. “Change your life”? The commenter asks how it will change someone’s life to know these 10 symbols. Are we supposed to wear them, look at them, what are we supposed to do with them that changes our lives? I have to agree. Smart does not say how they are supposed to do that. He only makes a statement in his title that they will. Nothing said in the video to support that title. It’s also agreeable with what the commenter has stated. “Great hook-in”. It is. That’s all that it is though. It’s not anything that will “help” anyone in any way to “change their lives”. I should know, I wear an Ankh and eye symbol, not because I think that they do anything but, because I was given them as gifts. Bad crap still happens in my life as it does in everyone’s lives.
Smart is spewing out some common-sense stuff, some metaphysical pieces that every spiritual writer has already talked about and frankly, pure crap that may do harm to some. He’s making money off of and paying his bills with every click he gets on one of his many, many videos that he pours out every week. Sadly, the younger generations have put him on a pedestal and lap them up like he’s God. He’s not. He’s likely as screwed up as everyone else is in his own life. He simply has a better performance for the camera with his calming voice, mannerisms and smile. Nothing more, nothing less. He’s actually dangerous for some young people in deep trouble who are seeking help somewhere out of desperation and paying his bills while proclaiming to help people as a psychologist and sooner or later, he’s going to run out of material to make videos from and will re-cycle them as he’s done in the past.
For those truly suffering from depression, even if it is situational or you’re simply tired, seek out proper professional-medical help. Don’t take the word of a YouTuber who has no real accreditation as anything and is out to market himself only, free to you or not, he’s making money off of your clicks onto all of his many videos. That’s what he’s interested in despite his claims otherwise.
Please NOTE: This piece is now about a year old and therefore, as of Feb. 2018, I will no longer be following comments on this piece. HERE IS WHY.