I’ve heard that same myth from my boyfriend. He was telling me all about Joe Shmoe with his huge downline and how one of those people just happened to be a “star” who brought in lots of business. I asked why he couldn’t be the “star”. What gets me is, the people who tell you these stories are the same ones who insist that all your success is a direct result of how much work *you* put into it. They pay lip service to that idea, but I don’t think they really believe it. They’re secretly hoping that someone else is going to make them rich, something they have no control over at all. And they believe it in spite of the fact that, statistically speaking, it is much more likely that any given person in their downline will drop out after a few months or a year.