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  1. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec19Post.mp4 Once I was at a party with a bunch of friends. This was a long, long time ago. I don't know how it started, but we were huddled in a corner. Every time a girl walked by, one of my idiot friends would whisper a pick up line into my ear. I would say it, and the girl would look at me and laugh at how stupid the pick up line was. It morphed into a weird competition between my friends. With me as the unwitting point man. Since they were telling me what to say, it didn't seem nearly as terrifying as it would have
  2. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec18Post.mp4 Nearly all humans have the same basic intentions. We want to operate within the world to get what we want and need. We want some kind of vocation that rewards us for our skills. Skills we can continue to learn. Skills we feel are an expression of our nature. The ideal rewards for these skills are not only money, but recognition. The ideal situation is to present your skills to the world. And have them recognized as skills few others have. And because of that, you get money and genuine validation and re
  3. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec16Post.mp4 Once of the main features of us humans is the ability to hallucinate. Every single thing that exists was once an imagination. Granted, most things came into being as being slight changes from what already existed. Even when humans invented fire to use for hunting, they probably copied it from nature. And then changed it slightly. Perhaps it all started when an ancient group of cave people saw some lighting hit a tree in the distance. Then the fire started. Then the animals in the forest started running a
  4. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec15Post.mp4 People can, and are, trained just like animals. We have a built in learning system, which is based on the same learning that is built into lower animals. The famous "anchoring" process from NLP is a perfect example. It's based on Pavlov's famous dog experiments. Scientist had a dog. He brought the food, and the dog salivated. He brought the food, and rang a bell, and the dog salivated. He rang the bell WITH the food a few times. Then he ONLY rang the bell, and the dog salivated. He essentially "tr
  5. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec14Post.mp4 Humans have a collection of deep instincts, and conscious desires. The deep instincts operate more or less subconsciously. Our conscious desires are kind of how those are represented up on the surface. You don't have to remember to get hungry. If you don't eat, that will happen automatically. But it's up to you and your conscious brain to figure out HOW to satisfy that desire. For something simple like eating, the transition from subconscious instinct, to conscious desire, to action, to satisfaction happens pret
  6. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec13Post.mp4 Some jokes are funny and hit you very quickly. These are the playground joked we've all heard as kids. Short riddles, that have something called a "phonetic ambiguity" in the answer. What did the beach say when the tide came in? Long time no sea/long time no see. These are best when heard, and not read. Since you hear the two meanings at once. It takes very little brain energy to understand the joke. This is why they are considered "cute" and more for kids. If you tried to tell this joke at a part
  7. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec12Post.mp4 Sun Tzu said if you know your enemy like yourself, 1000 battles will get you 1000 victories. This, however, has an idea built inside of it. And that is the idea of knowing yourself. Most people don't. Most of us have tons of biases. These biases are not bad. Nobody is broken. Perhaps it's a leftover instinct from the harsh days of hunters and gatherers. Back then, it would be a benefit to externalize a lot. Since our environment was animals that were trying to kill us, and that we were trying to k
  8. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec10Post.mp4 There's a pretty cool technique from covert hypnosis. It's called "blurred realities." It's when you are quoting somebody, but it's not clear who. This can create a sense of confusion. Confusion is kind of like taking up brain processor resources, so you can slip ideas into their brain more easily. For example, if you walked up to a really cute girl and said: "I think you're pretty. I think you should give me your phone number." It would be absolutely clear what was going on. Saying that directly, u
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec09Post.mp4 Understanding economics is critical. But it also pretty much sucks. That's why it's called the "dismal science." When we are children, we can get away with believing in magic. We don't have to worry about how much stuff costs. But once we have to get out in the world and get it done, we are forced to face the idea of costs. If you only have ten bucks in your pocket, there's only so much you can buy. If you only have an hour, there's only so much you can do. This is true socially as well. We wou
  10. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec08Post.mp4 Linguistic presuppositions can be a very, very powerful weapon. But as they are almost always used subconsciously, and defensively. Kind of like we tend to favor injured parts of our body. For example, if you've got a sore left elbow, you'll tend to keep it close. It's instinctive and protective. You don't want it exposed. Similarly, we have tons of ideas we like. But we wouldn't really feel comfortable defending them logically. This is why using the meta model can get you in a lot of trouble, very,
  11. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec07Post.mp4 A common idea in psychology is separation anxiety. This idea can be very helpful. People who tend more toward metaphysics see this as source of all human pain. Intuitively, we feel a lack of connection. Once upon a time, according to the metaphysicians, we were once a kind of universal consciousness. And since we think we are separate entities, in this physical body, we feel separated. We can't remember what it was like to feel our original connection to one another. This idea pops up a lot in self help.
  12. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec06Post.mp4 A very powerful law of influence, which operates outside of conscious awareness, is commitment and consistency. This is the psychology behind sales funnels. This is why it's hard to change your mind once you've stated your opinion publicly. One reason why this law is so powerful is it conserves thinking. Our brains are very powerful, but they are huge energy hogs. We don't like to think if we don't have to. This is why doing things that are familiar are so comfortable. If you had a choice between riding you
  13. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec05Post.mp4 I had this crazy nightmare once. I told my friend about it, but then I forgot. Later, he told me a story that matched my nightmare perfectly. He knew that I'd forgotten. As he was explaining it, he phrased it as if it was something that was about to happen. For a while, I was freaked out. I thought I was trapped in some kind of inter-dimensional rift. Finally I told him that what he'd just described was exactly like a dream I'd had. I thought maybe I'd tapped into some time travel, telepathic, future p
  14. Symphonies have a much richer sound that single instruments. Single instruments can product a rhythm, or a melody, or a chord progression. But most can only do one at a time. Some instruments are more capable than others. On a piano, for example, you can play chords with your left hand, and melodies with your right. But most instruments can only play one note at once. The best violinist can only play single notes at a time. Compared to a quartet, which could play a much deeper and richer sound. People are like instruments. And we can be either singl
  15. If you’ve ever learned an instrument, perhaps you’ve had the following experience. You learned a song, and had it partially memorized. But sometimes when you practiced, simply by noticing your fingers, you messed up. Or perhaps you learned something like juggling. There are times when your conscious brain is turned off, and everything seems to “flow.” But as soon as you start to “notice” what you are doing, you mess stuff up. Sports psychologists study this idea of the flow state. The more skilled you become, the more effective this flow state is. Since
  16. Humans existed a very long time before language was invented. We send a ton of information subconsciously. Less than 10% of our communication is the actual words we use. Most of our communication, even with people we don’t know, is non verbal. One of the main problems of being a human today is the technology of society (and society itself) evolves WAY faster than human nature. Because the world we live in is SO chaotic, it’s very hard to notice the MASSIVE amount of non-verbal signals. There is one “class” of people who are EXPERT body language readers. Even
  17. The first level of persuasion is the features and benefits level. This is when you memorize as many “reasons” why your idea should be accepted by them. It’s almost like a performance. You need to be articulate, charismatic, and strong willed. To the extent that enough of your ideas sound good to them, they’ll accept them. The more charismatic you are, the more effective this will be. The more attractive you are (halo effect) the easier this will be. The second level is when you ASK them what they want. Turn off your own brain for a minute, and expand THE
  18. There’s an ancient saying that we all have three faces. The face we show to the world. The face we show to ourselves. And then our real face. Our real face is hidden from us by ourselves. One of the ways this stays hidden is through the common idea of “projection.” It’s very difficult to accept all of our shortcomings and problems. It’s much easier to point out those same problems in others. It keeps us from looking inward. If you CAN manage to look inward (very scary!) and accept yourself, you can gain MASSIVE amounts of peace. Just for the sa
  19. There are a lot of interesting similarities between cultures. For example, in Japanese, the symbol for Sunday is of the Sun. The symbol for Monday is of the moon. These are the same roots of the words in English (sun= Sunday, moon = Monday). Also in both ancient European and Chinese mythology there is the idea of a dragon. Why a dragon? Both cultures came across these reptiles that slithered around. They were tiny, but their bite (which felt like fire) could kill you. Since they didn’t know about chemistry or biology or poison, they both likely came up w
  20. One of the most animated conversations I’ve ever had was with a deaf girl on the streets of Bangkok. She was working at a stall selling souvenirs, and we were haggling over the price of something. It’s one thing trying to communicate with somebody who doesn’t speak your language. It’s something else to speak to somebody’s who’s deaf in another language. Strangely enough, talking to her was much EASIER than trying to communicate with another non-English speaking Thai. When you are used to using words to communicate, and you suddenly don’t have any words (e.g. you are tr
  21. Humans love to be deceived. We pay tons of money to see movies. The movies are people that we KNOW are actors, pretending to be people we KNOW are made up. Even the term, “movie” is not correct. It’s shortened from the old school term, “moving pictures.” (Not to be confused with the Rush album of the same name...) But the pictures DON’T move. It’s a mis-perception. Most of what we THINK is happening around isn’t. Most of the ideas we make up inside our heads about the world around us is INFERRED. This means we take a small slice of actual data,
  22. If you were walking through the forest, and you gotten eaten by wolves, nobody would blame the wolves. None of your friends would go hunting in the forest to get revenge on the wolves for eating you. They would all wonder why you were silly enough to wander alone and unarmed into wolf territory. If you saw a beehive, and decided to steal the honey, and got stung all the way into the hospital, none of your friends would want to take revenge on the bees. They would all wonder why you were so foolish to stick your hand into a beehive. If you were walking down the street a
  23. Cause and effect is a very squirrely concept. One of the “proofs” that something is wrong is if it creates “causal chains.” Meaning if A causes B, and then B causes C, and then C causes A, that’s not possible according to basic physics. Contrary to movie science fiction, they use proofs like this to show that time travel is really impossible. It’s not allowed according to General Relativity. But even so, they STILL don’t quite understand “why” time moves forward. Time moving forward is HIGHLY connected to the idea of cause and effect. Since effects MUST come
  24. There’s a lot of similar themes in movies. One common idea is when a couple has been together for a while. Either a relationship or a friendship. And one person says to the other, “I know you better than you know yourself.” This makes perfect sense. From inside our own heads, there is a swirl of subjectivity. But from an external, objective perspective, some things are pretty easy to see. One common example is if somebody is in a bad relationship. Everybody outside the relationship sees it as a trainwreck waiting to happen. But from inside the rela
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