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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov29Post.mp4 A good way to win arguments is to take the long game approach. Most people have plenty of ideas they believe are true. But they couldn't defend them to save their lives. Since pretty much EVERYBODY is like this, nobody really needs to defend their ideas. They just need to present their ideas against their other ideas. Most arguments are really no more than verbal fights. The idea of an old school "argument" where two people carefully explore each other's ideas in hopes of creating a much more robust idea rarely exists. If you've ever taken a class in pure logic, it's as difficult as advanced mathematics. Having a real "argument," is about as difficult as casually deriving the Pythagorean formula over a cup of coffee. Not gonna happen. However, you don't need to have a very robust argument of your own to destroy anybody else's ideas. All you really need to do is keep asking them about theirs. So long as you turn down your own ego, and your own need to tell them about your ideas, their ideas CAN self destruct. They CAN, but they usually won't. Because most people's "reasons" for believing pretty much anything is because it feels good in their brain. We silly humans tend to believe ideas for the same reasons we eat things. Just like very few people take the time to ONLY eat healthy foods in healthy amounts, we don't take time to believe things that are logical and rational. We eat things because they feel good in our mouth. We believe things because they feel good in your brain. Which is why arguing with people is almost ALWAYS a bad idea. It won't make you any friends, and it's a pretty lame party skill. But you can use the SAME process to take the ideas that exist in their brain and make them feel better. Imagine you had a guest are your house. They were hungry, and you told them to help themselves. They looked in your freezer and found a carton of vanilla ice cream. (Let's say you were in the shower or something while they started eating). And let's say you had a hidden stash of ice cream toppings. All kinds of syrup and sprinkles and everything else you could imagine. You come out of the shower, see them eating a plain bowl of vanilla. "Dude, wait, here, let me make that better!" You say and bring them out a huge spread of ice cream toppings. This would make that food, that they already like, taste much BETTER. You can do the very same with all the ideas in their heads. And when you can develop the skill to take their existing ideas, which they very much LIKE, and make them BETTER, they'll love you even more. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.teachable.com/p/party-hypnosis/
Socrates is one of the most famous dudes who ever lived. But he's also kind of curious. For one, he never wrote anything. All we know about Socrates comes from Plato. Plato wrote conversations between him and Socrates. So everything we know about Socrates has been filtered through Plato's brain. Most suspect that Plato's early writings were pretty close to Socrates' thoughts. But as Plato become more of a philosopher on his own, he shifted to his own angle. Another reason Socrates is interesting is he was put to death by the authorities. Forced to drink hemlock. The charge was that he was corrupting the youth. But the reasons why he was put to death are the most curious. See, he didn't have any specific IDEAS the government thought were dangerous. In fact, he didn't have ANY ideas. His fame came from NOT KNOWING. Not only did he proudly boast that he didn't know ANYTHING, but his unique skill was in proving that NOBODY ELSE knew anything. Apparently the goofs in charge don't like that. It seems they had a bunch of, what they thought were, legitimate reasons for being in charge. If Socrates and the college kids he was corrupting could pull back the curtain, so to speak, that would show EVERYBODY what was really what. That wouldn't be allowed, so they killed him. A few hundred years later, a famous Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius said pretty much the same thing. "All is opinion," was something he said. Meaning that NOTHING is true. Everything that we humans THINK is true is a subjective OPINION. This means that every single statement that comes out of somebody's mouth is an opinion. Every idea we have is something that is not true. Sure, we each have our "own" truth, but the idea of "absolute truth" really only belongs in a science lab. And even then, it's not much more than a bunch of definitions that everybody agrees on. What does this mean, exactly? That means with a little practice, you can DISPROVE anything anybody says. Sure, it won't likely make you any friends. Being proven wrong is not something ANYBODY enjoys. But if you have a friend that has a negative belief? Blast it to smithereens. If you happen to be in the middle of a friendly insult contest among friends? Outframe until their sides hurt from laughing. If somebody sends and insult your way that you don't want to leave untouched? Obliterate it with extreme prejudice. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/verbal-assassin/