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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May16Post.mp4 The metaphors we use are very helpful. But only if we pay attention to them. Most of the time, metaphors are used only to make sure we are talking about the same thing. And most of the time, nearly all of these metaphors are used unconscious. Our language is filled with metaphorical expressions of unknown origins. It's easy to see why. Somebody says something, metaphorically, to mean something. It sounds pretty cool, so everybody else starts to use it. Metaphorical expressions can exist in spoken language for a long time before being written down. So by the time they appear in print, nobody really knows the how that particular metaphor was created. There is no evidence. Some examples are statements like, "raining cats and dogs." Everybody knows that means raining very hard. But nobody knows WHEN people started saying that. Or why they, and everybody heard them understand that raining cats and dogs MEANT raining very hard. Sure, there are plenty of theories. And if you took a vote, there would be one theory that was preferred over all theories. But without any EVIDENCE of when and why that was first used, it's really just a guess. Just because everybody likes one particular reason doesn't mean it's true. Stephen Pinker points that we have many, many phrases like this in English. Phrases where everybody KNOWS, but nobody knows WHY those phrases mean those things. And because they are only spoken, sometimes for decades or even CENTURIES, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find the origin of those statements. Cocktail, kick the bucket, there are phrases that we know the meaning, but not the origin. In a sense, these exist in our brains as DEFINITIONS. "kick the bucket = die." "bucket list = something you do before you die." Because they exist in our brains that way, we don't NEED to know the origins. Other metaphors are interesting, but for different reasons. One is the intangible nouns we use. We use them AS IF they were real objects. I'm "in" a meeting. What, exactly IS a meeting? A shared hallucination. Sure, there's a table, some chairs, papers, phones, coffee machines, but the meeting itself is an intangible noun. But we say IN a meeting indicates that our ancient monkey brains think of a meeting AS IF it were some kind of container. What other intangible nouns are containers? Love. As in "I'm in love." Or, "I think I'm falling in love with you." If you've ever BEEN in love, AND you've ever jumped from a very high point, you know this is accurate. Falling due to gravity and falling due to a sudden emotional connection to somebody feels very much the same. If you want to fall due to gravity, it's pretty easy. But what if you want to fall due to love? What then? Here's What: https://mindpersuasion.com/love-magnet/
Isaac Newton is considered the smartest guy who ever lived. He essentially invented physics. He wrote a book which translated into English means "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy," way back in 1687. It's one thing to study physics. It's another thing to study physics until you have a PhD so you can push the envelope of human knowledge out a bit further. You have to be on a completely different level to INVENT the subject from scratch. But as smart as Newton was, he was human. And he had emotions. Which meant he was susceptible to the SAME forces of influence like all of the rest of us knuckle draggers. Namely, the world famous, "fear of missing out," or FOMO. Back then was when they started having these pieces of paper that represented underlying investments. And people bought and sold these pieces of paper. And people started to invent MORE paper that represented the underlying paper. One of the first financial bubbles was the South Sea bubble. A bunch of shady business types started selling paper which represented a piece of ownership in this brand new company. Kind of like the Bitcoin of the 1600's. Newton got in early, as he was a smart dude. And he got out early, as he was a smart dude. He doubled his money. So far so good, right? Enter FOMO. Warren Buffet said that you KNOW it's a bubble when all your idiot neighbors are getting rich. And AFTER Newton got OUT, all his idiot friends and neighbors started to get rich. (one of the benefits of being Newton is EVERYBODY ELSE ON EARTH is an idiot...) And just like in The Godfather, he got out, but they pulled him back in. Newton couldn't resist. The smartest human who ever lived got sucked in by FOMO. He got back in as the bubble neared its peak. He held on as the bubble crashed. Poor Newton, the inventor of Physics and Calculus, nearly went broke. It seems that NO HUMAN can resist the power of FOMO. This is something advertisers have picked up on. If you can spin your product so it radiates ANY KIND of FOMO, it will sell like crazy. FOMO is so powerful it will make people buy things and not really know WHY they are buying. Any company that can leverage this for their product will make TONS of sales. Luckily, you can create an aura of FOMO around your personality. By combining scarcity and the idea of being a high quality human. All it requires is recalibrating how you think and perceive the world. And your subconscious energy will do all the rest. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/walk-away/