Like Jenna, I have a son that has been in QS for 3 1/2 years. Hal and Jenna are right when they tell you that QS people are brainwashed.
And we do mean that literally!
Just like your friend my son is not the same as he use to be. All his time, other than his full-time job, is spent on QS–conferences, training sessions, meetings, listening to the countless number of QS CDs he has, reading books from the QS book list, and on the cell phone with upline. They are told that watching TV is a waste of time.
The full-time job I mentioned pays for the many QS products he buys that are over priced, plus shipping, that the upline tell them ‘why would you buy the same products from Walmart when you can get paid for buying them from yourself?’. They also tell them ‘They’re the same products you would be buying anyways and they’re better’. Well OK he would be buying toothpaste, but he would not be buying all these different energy drinks and engery bars in what seems like every flavor have (I wonder if any of that stuff is really good for you). Oh, and the job that makes the money to pay for all this stuff is the same job that the upline disses all the time. After all you don’t want to have a boss–you want to work for yourself so that you can retire in two to five years.
Sometimes I feel desperate to get my son out of this. But all I or anyone can do is ask questions about the business that might make them think twice about QS. Ex: I asked my son why he has to spend so much time at meetings and buying so many CDs. I said ‘don’t you know everything by now and why do you have to pay for your training?’. But the training they are getting is what to say to all the negative comments and questions that outsiders will say to them, which is part of the brainwashing process. So, what can we say that will reach them? Until we find the answer to that we need to be as supportive as possible cause like Jenna said they are going to need someone when they realize what a lie QS is and all the upline (that they claim to be like family) drop them like hot potatoes.
So, I’m sorry that I don’t have the answer you were looking for, but you will find this site to be a place to vent and get support.