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  1. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun29Post.mp4 One of the interesting, and troubling things, about language is metaphors. For descriptive purposes, metaphors are perfect. Whether describing a movie or a gorgeous lady, metaphors are ideal. The better you are at creating metaphors, the more of an elegant communicator you'll be. In fact, those that can accurately describe the indescribable (feelings of love, heartbreak, breathtaking views, etc.) the more respected you'll be. After all, language is one or most powerful tools. Getting an idea from your brain to another is one thing. But doing so in an interesting and emotionally pleasing way is another. If the best you can do when describing a beautiful sunset is: "Man, it was so AWESOME! You should have been there!" It's one thing. But if you can describe the sunset with words that are AS BEAUTIFUL as the sunset itself, then people will LOVE listening to you. The area where metaphors fall apart is when trying to describe scientific ideas. Or when describing a process that needs to be repeated. This is when metaphors CAN make things more confusing. This happens a lot in science. Our brains evolved to experience things in short, macro terms. We see an apple falling from a tree. We think about yesterday, tomorrow, maybe next week. Two or three years ago? Forget it! Stars that are millions of light YEARS away? Forget it! Quantum ideas about particles and waves being essentially the same thing? Forget it! Even commonly used phrases to describe things like the national debt don't make sense. Sure, we know it's X Trillion dollars. But how much is a TRILLION? It's about as familiar as a star system a million light years away. Natural selection is one of those things that is VERY misunderstood. From a purely, scientific accuracy standpoint, "evolve" is a purely passive, purely random, purely organic process. But when we describe it, particularly when we describe "how" things evolved, and "why" they evolved, it sounds like they did it on purpose. Like, "Monkeys evolved tails so they could hang from trees." That whole sentence is an INCORRECT metaphor. It sounds like, once upon a time, the monkeys decided it would be nice to have tails. So they made a plan to slowly grow out their tails over the next couple million years. Why? Because they WANTED to be able to hang from trees. When men think about creating attraction in women, they make this mistake ALL THE TIME. Women are UNCONSCIOUSLY attracted to a certain "type" of guy. Women can no longer choose who they are attracted to any more than people can choose what kind of food they like. No more than those imaginary monkeys CHOSE to grow their tails. What does this mean? When you figure out WHAT those things are that create attraction in women, you can start building them like a muscle. Which means MORE and MORE women will naturally and UNCONSCIOUSLY be attracted to you. Before you say a single word. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/seductive-frame/
  2. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun02Post.mp4 There's an idea from natural selection that explains the difference from survival selection and sexual selection. Traits for survival selection are traits that let the animal with that trait to have a slight advantage over people without that trait. Like a bird that can see worms better. The bird that can see worms better will have kids who have a slightly better chance of living, and they'll have that same enhanced worm vision. So that enhanced worm vision will SLOWLY spread through the population. Maybe after a thousand generations or so. If you have a forest with a couple thousand of those same birds, each generation will only have a couple more of those enhanced worm vision birds. Sexual selection, on the other hand, spreads much quicker. Imagine the same forest with the same birds. Suppose one bird is a genetic mutant. And his mutation is that his bird-song drives the ladies CRAZY. So when they hear him sing, they can't wait to get some. That means that ONE BIRD with the crazy lust inducing song will bang half of the lady birds. Which means it won't be long, maybe a couple of generations, before ALL the birds have that same song. Which means this genetic mutation, of a much sexier song, can mutate every five or six generations. This is exactly what Darwin postulated when he visited the Galapagos. His reason why the animals on those islands were much, much different than on the mainland. This is actually a function of mathematics. Chaos theory. A system with interdependent variables. One variable will change all the other variables. And all those other changing variables will change all the other variables. For things like weather, it happens before our eyes. Clear skies, then you hear a tornado warning, and an hour later there are semi-trucks being flung around like toys. You'll find these kinds of systems everywhere. Systems described by interdependent multiple variables. The WORST kind, however, are imaginary. They exist in our brains. You see a girl you want to talk to. You look in her direction, and AS SOON AS you make eye contact, she turns away. You IMAGINE she could read your mind. Read your intention. THAT'S why she broke off eye contact. Then you look at somebody else, and they GLANCE away quickly. E-GADS! Not only did she catch you looking, but so did everybody else! You're a marked man! Once you've got a couple of these ideas in your head, your confirmation bias kicks in and you're DOOMED! Of course, this type of interdependent, confirmation bias hallucination is one of those "live by the sword, die by the sword" kind of things. It STARTS as a hallucination. A MISINTERPRETATION of reality. An imaginary tornado of your mind. So, why not just negate it? With an opposite tornado? One created by ACTION? You walking over and saying, "hey?" You'll find that reality is WAY better than hallucinations. Just ask those birds who could change their song just a little bit, and they got laid like crazy. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/social-charisma/
  3. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May26Post.mp4 There are many ways to differentiate us human animals from the rest of the animals. One is that animals all play the zero sum game. Evolution is driven by natural selection. Natural selection is accurately described as "survival of the fittest." You've got a jungle that can support 100 monkeys. Every generation, 120 monkeys are born. Those that can hack it in monkey jungle get to survive. Those that don't, well... Sucks to be them. This is a zero sum game. For one monkey to get more bananas, another monkey has to get less bananas. There's no magic banana tree that grows an infinite amount of bananas. And monkey's aren't really known for their fairness and their ideas of democracy. Whoever finds and gets the bananas gets to live. Those who snooze, go extinct. So, what makes us humans different? What do we have that makes everything different? The first major human, well pre-human, breakthrough came when we discovered fire. Energy that we could use OUTSIDE of our bodies. Like old school capitalists, we used this energy, outside of our body, to get MORE energy, outside of our body. Use "wealth" to get more "wealth." How? We used fire to hunt. This required planning, strategizing, abstract thinking, and quarterback like communication. You guys go up there and light the fire. You guys go hide behind the bushes over there. When the animals come by, running away from the fire, you guys bash them in the head. Before fire, we had to use the energy INSIDE of our bodies. Namely, chasing animals until we could catch them. But once we figured out how to use energy OUTSIDE of our bodies? Use energy (fire) to get energy (food). This made our brains triple in size over a couple million years. The next level was even better. Plant a bunch of seeds in the ground, and wait around for them to grow. Especially grain. Why grain? That was energy you could STORE. Real wealth. The very next invention, fast on the heels of stored grain was MONEY. And with money came accounting. And mathematics and writing and everything else. But today, many people play the zero sum game with money. They get some, we don't. But the BEST way to get money is NON zero sum. You make something that DIDN'T exist before. And somebody gives you money for THAT. A happy, voluntary, mutually beneficial exchange. All that is GOOD in the world came from these NON zero sum exchanges. Tune your mind to this idea, and get paid like crazy. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-magnet/
  4. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan17Post.mp4 Recently, or perhaps not so recently, there have been a lot of "concern" with AI. That one day soon, robots will take over. Of course, this is nothing new. One of the episodes of the Twilight Zone was some poor guy who put himself out of a job by too much automation. Every since the Industrial Revolution, people have been worried about being replaced by robots. So, perhaps the latest fears of super intelligent AI somehow deciding we humans are obsolete is just another version of that. But consider that humans have something AI will never have. This is easy to understand from an evolutionary perspective. Evolution is based on natural selection. Natural selection is essentially a competition. A fight between and among species, sometimes called "survival of the fittest." But even that label is a bit too understated. Whoever can survive gets to live. Whoever loses, loses. A common misunderstanding is that evolution has some specific goal it is pointing toward. Something "better" or more efficient. It's nice to think that, but it might not be true. The environment evolves naturally. Sometimes heavily influenced by the living creatures, sometimes not. Whoever can "keep up," gets to stay alive. Whoever doesn't, doesn't. What does "keep up" mean, exactly? Getting enough food to stay alive. Having enough sex and making enough copies. Sounds simple, right? Get enough to eat, and get laid a few times? But at the same time, 99% of all living things eventually didn't make the cut. They got eliminated. Thanks for playing. They couldn't get enough to eat, and couldn't have enough sex. One way to think about the slowly evolving environment, and all the living creatures trying desperately to keep us, is with the joke about the two guys hiking who see a bear. Two guys see a bear. One guy starts putting on his running shoes. Other guys says he's crazy since he can't outrun a bear. First guy says I don't need to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun you. This is natural selection in a nutshell. This is also survival within any society, based on any metric, in nutshell. This is why many people like the idea of magic and free stuff. Because at its heart, all life is essentially a competition. People don't like to compete. People like guaranteed incomes and participation trophies. What does this mean, for you, Dear Reader? Embrace the competition. Embrace your inner drive. Your human spirit. To get in the game. Not to play, not to have fun, but to win. Dominate: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/
  5. Parasite Carnivore Forest: https://mindpersuasion.com/parasite-carnivore-forest/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan14Loop.mp4
  6. Separation Anxiety: https://mindpersuasion.com/separation-anxiety/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov30Loop.mp4
  7. Hallucinating Wealth: https://mindpersuasion.com/hallucinating-wealth-strategy/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov11Loop.mp4
  8. Alpha Male Productivity: https://mindpersuasion.com/alpha-male-productivity/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct29Loop.mp4
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug04Post.mp4 There are, have always been, and always will be "hacks." Ways to shortcut any type of system. You might even say trying to find "hacks" is a driving evolutionary force. Metaphorically, every advantage a new species gets is a kind of environmental hack. To get a leg up against the competition. One interesting theory uses this to explain why humans have such a high capacity of self-deception. Once upon a time, we were fairly simple creatures. We spent our lives living around everybody we knew. Nobody ever met a stranger. So the idea of lying to get any benefit didn't make sense. Then the population started getting bigger and bigger. And people started to run into strangers. The first "hack" was to lie and get a benefit. Those had the "liar instinct" did better than those that didn't. This makes sense, as plenty of animals survive by deception. But then a few people developed a defense against liars. Then THESE people had the upper hand. For a while. But then the liars got MORE effective at lying. Because when the lied the old way, there were not congruent. So the lie detectors could tell they were lying. But then the new liars figured out how to lie congruently. By FIRST lying to themselves. And these folks were the MOST effective. To have a subconscious intention AND a conscious intention. Maybe this is true, maybe it's not. But nature does tend to use whatever works. The problem with ideas like this is we are all pretty much brainwashed into thinking that things are they way certain people think they SHOULD be. Lying is bad. People SHOULDN'T lie. Therefore, in our past, nobody ever DID lie. At least not enough to make an evolutionary difference. Maybe the people in charge are worried that if they DID admit that lying provided an evolutionary benefit, we would ALL start to lie. And that wouldn't be acceptable. Because only the people in charge are allowed to lie! Perhaps we humans also have a "do as I say, not as I do" instinct. Since that seems to be a pretty common way of ruling. Ever since the dawn of time, there seems to always been TWO sets of rules. One for the dudes in charge. One for everybody else. It's common to get ANGRY at the way things are. At all the corruption. That only creates frustration. It might be a better strategy to understand HOW the human mind works. Since all this corruption is a function of the human brain. Once you understand how the mind works, then you can get in the game and get some. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/watching-mind/
  10. Are We Stuck Inside A Computer? https://mindpersuasion.com/the-once-and-future-hallucination/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July26Loop.mp4
  11. Why You Are Evolving Stronger Germs: https://mindpersuasion.com/evolution-of-indestructible-roaches/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July14Loop.mp4
  12. Tofu and the Neolithic Revolution https://mindpersuasion.com/the-history-of-corn/
  13. Ancient Secrets of Inventions https://mindpersuasion.com/persistence-inventing/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/the-secrets-of-genius
  14. Reversions To The Mean Are Painful and Inevitable https://mindpersuasion.com/reversions-to-the-mean-2/
  15. Most of Cialdini's laws of influence can be traced to our evolutionary past. The reason is that our brains are both EXTREMELY valuable, and EXTREMELY expensive. Every animal has it's own "unique selling point." Tigers have sharp claws and powerful digestive systems, so they can eat anything. Zebras have stripes so when they hang out together, they look like one enormous animal to predators. All animals and living things have evolved their own special set of skills. For us humans, it's our big brains. Our brains that can imagine things that don't exist, and figure out how to make them exist. All the other animals have to find things that exist, and eat it. We can imagine things, like tools and houses and transportation devices. Things that DON'T exist. And then through human communication, we can TALK ABOUT those things that don't exist. And work together in groups to MAKE THEM exist. No other animal can do this. This is why penguins and kangaroos can't invent telephones or microwavable burritos. But our big brain is INSANELY expensive. So big that we are born WAY BEFORE we are done cooking. A new humans is INCREDIBLY expensive in terms of time, effort, energy, etc. So nature did EVERYTHING it could to find as many shortcuts as it could in our brains. When you have a HUGE machine that is VERY VALUABLE, you need to make it as efficient as possible. Because all humans are LOCKED IN to the idea of a positive ROI. All animals MUST get enough calories to live. And they all must EXPEND calories to GET those calories. And since the brain burns a lot of calories, more calories per weight than any other organ, it NEEDS a lot of shortcuts. This is where ideas like social proof, authority, scarcity, etc. come from. These are external TRIGGERS that create shortcuts in thinking. When authority speaks, it's NATURAL to turn off your brains and be obedient. When social proof speaks (everybody is doing something) we turn off our brains and obey. When something is becoming SCARCE, we turn off our brains and WANT that thing MORE. These ancient survival instincts are VERY POWERFUL if you know how to use them. If you can apply them to any product or service, you will make MILLIONS. That's how MOST people think of these. But there is another way to apply these techniques. And they will be JUST as powerful. They will trigger others to TURN OFF THEIR THINKING. And WANT whatever you are applying these laws of influence to. Want that "thing" more than anything else. What "thing" can you apply these laws to? That "thing" most people never think about? YOURSELF. Learn how to do this, and build your world however you like. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/walk-away/
  16. https://mindpersuasion.com/overlapping-selfishness/
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