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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan15Post.mp4 Ben Franklin famously said that only two things are certain: Death and taxes. Maybe he was kidding, maybe it was a deep insight into human nature. There are, of course, a lot more things about life that are certain. Yes, we all die. But what about taxes? If you study what they call, "Big History," which is essentially the history of all societies, most have some kind of taxation. But they also have plenty of other similarities. One is they all figured out how to grow a bunch of food in many, many different environments. Another is they've all had a form of prostitution. Another is they are all more or less organized into a hierarchy. And most had some systemized kind of writing. So it would seem that there is a lot more to life that is certain that only paying taxes and looking forward to the long dirt nap. Another thing you'll find in every society since the dawn of time is a kind of money. One way to think about this is that if you can find the very same behavior no matter where you look, it's got to be an instinct. We all get hungry and eat. We all get thirsty and drink. We all get horny and TRY our best to have sex. We all like the idea of not working compared to working. If you had a time travel, invisible, flying observation room, it would be very hard to find too many people who were in a fantastic mood on Monday morning. You'd also be hard pressed to find people that were depressed on Friday afternoon. Sad they were going to be away from their boss for a couple days. Everybody dreams about the same things, more or less. Sex with supermodels. Dream romances with dream partners. Having a huge house in a fantastic location. Being able to eat the most delicious food. NEVER having to pay taxes. These all represent the ideal situation with respect to our instincts. Enjoying all the positives, without having to put up with the negatives. Central to all of this is the idea of money. Before large societies, back when we were hunters, there was no money. Once they invented large societies, there was money. Money fulfilled a need. That is to satisfy and enhance trade between people with different skills. But it also opened up MASSIVE possibilities. See, hunters couldn't ever rest. No animal they killed, or fish they caught would feed them for every long. But once money was invented, this allowed people to get as much money as they could. The more of this magic stuff you could get, the LESS you had to work. Money is the sum total of ALL our instincts. Understand money, understand everything. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan07Post.mp4 There's a fairly new branch of history called, "Big History." This is the history from the beginning, all the way up to now. (BTW, a friend once told me baseball was in the bible. What? Check it out, first book, he said. In the big inning...) And through Big History, you find plenty of similarities between societies. For one, they all start when somebody figures out how to grow food. We humans have done this in the strangest ways. All societies tend to have different classes of people. The rich and powerful up on top, poor people down at the bottom. All societies have some form of taxation. Sometimes they refer to this as tributes. Where they ruled have to pay "tribute" to those in charge. Sometimes this is called taxation, and it's allegedly used to help pay for stuff. But the structure is ALWAYS the same. The people on top collect the money. The people in the middle, and at the bottom, pay the money. The older a society gets, the more corruption grows. Even today, historians are unsure of the REAL intention behind the very first set of laws set down by Hammurabi. Were they to really help everybody, in a fair way? Or were they carefully created to make it easy for the wealthy elite to loophole their way up the power structure? Another common thing you'll find in societies, as they tend to decay, is that they debase, or devalue their currency. Talking about devaluing currency is usually a topic for conspiracy theorists. But since it happens in pretty much EVERY society, it's something we might want to pay attention to. Especially if you want to get more money than you have now. And since EVERYBODY always wants more money than they have now, understanding what money IS and how it works SHOULD be important. Yet nobody ever studies the structure of money. Nobody ever teaches the structure of money. But consider these very basic, very NON-CONSPIRACY theory ideas. One, every society that has ever popped up since the dawn of time has collapsed. As they collapse, they grow in corruption. They invariably devalue their monetary system. What, EXACTLY does this mean? Governments must live by the taxes they collect. If they raise taxes too much, people get angry. So ALL governments have figured out how to make MORE money, and not tell anybody. So they can keep it for themselves. They get MORE money than they collect in taxes. This is a very simple, very basic aspect of money. One that they don't advertise. But if you want to truly UNDERSTAND money, so you can get some, you need to know the good stuff, as well as the bad stuff. At least then you'll have a fighting chance. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/