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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct04Post.mp4 The stone age ended and the bronze age started when ancient humans figured out how to use metal. Most historians figured it was by accident. Most groundbreaking discoveries are by accident. Most of the tech inventions of the 70's were unexpected byproducts of the space race in the late 60's. Bronze and other metals exist as ore. Mixed in with rocks. They suspect that somebody had a fire, like they normally did. And they found that part the rock melted out when it got hot. And reformed. And the reformed metal was pretty hard. Up to that point in human history, if they wanted a sharp blade, it would take a LOT of time. They had to find the right kind of rock. And spend a few days sharpening it. And even then it was only partially effective. You would have to tie it to a stick to make a weapon. But once they figured out how to find this ore that they could melt into weapons and tools, it changed everything. Later, they figured out how to mix different kinds of metal to make even STRONGER metal. This first discovery, or first few, were pretty much random accidents. But then this led to a "meta" discovery. If rocks can be used in ways nobody ever expected, what kinds of other things can be used in ways nobody ever expected? This led to random experiments to just to see what might happen. Most of these were utter failures. Even Isaac Newton liked the idea of alchemy. The idea of turning dirt into gold. But the IDEA of alchemy later turned into chemistry. Of mixing stuff together, in hopes of finding out what might happen. There is a common root in both words. Chem. If thousands of people are trying random things, you only need a few advancements each generation to keep the creativity party going. Writing is another "meta" discovery. Writing allowed the people at the end of the dark ages to read and understand what the ancient Greeks had already discovered. Discoveries, both planned and accidental, both meta and non-meta, have propelled humans from the stone age to today. What idea has NOT been present during all this? What mindset will absolutely KEEP YOU from taking part in this non stop party of human creativity? The idea that somebody ELSE is supposed to take care of you. The idea that somebody ELSE is supposed to do your thinking for you. The idea that somebody ELSE is supposed to tell you what you do. Use your brain, unlock your potential, and join the party. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/seven-rules/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept25Post.mp4 Isaac Newton was a smart guy. He invented calculus, and discovered gravity. He wrote the first book on physics. This book covered a lot of old school ideas. Later, when they discovered NEW ideas, they separated a lot of science into "Newtonian" and "non-Newtonian." Since a lot of stuff continues to be discovered, that doesn't quite fit into Newton's ideas. Euclid is another smart guy. He came up with a bunch of ideas about geometry. Way back in BC. Today, there is Euclidian geometry, and non-Euclidian geometry. This idea, of famous dudes inventing famous ideas, and then more famous dudes coming later to add things on to those ideas, is pretty much human nature. Once upon a time, there was a bunch of monkey people, some dirt and some animals. Then the monkey people became people. And the people started to invent stuff. Some people invent stuff because they are INSNAELY curious. But it's also a means to an end. They want to be RECOGNIZED as the first to discover something. It's nice to imagine that these guys like Euclid and Newton only cared about "pure science" for the sake of pure science. That's only partially true. They wanted to be WELL KNOWN. How do we know this? Because scientists are like any other human. They have RIVALS. Newton had plenty of RIVALS. Back in the day, there were plenty of arguments over who REALLY invented calculus first. If it was only PURE science, none of those guys would care who got credit. But they VERY MUCH cared. The world of science, even pure research, is INSANELY competitive. Which means science itself is a means to an end. A lot of scientific discoveries were made by businessmen. Edison is likely the most famous example. He and Tesla were VICIOUS competitors. Deep on our human structure is the idea of competition. Animals compete with each other for resources. Humans compete with each other for resources. Sometimes those "resources" are fame and everything that comes with it. Sometimes those resources are the ONE JOB that fifty dudes are trying to get. Sometimes those resources are the ONE LADY that every guy's got a boner for. The scientist-business that were the BEST at both are remembered. Some were much better scientists than they were businesses. For example, plenty of the most famous inventions associated with the Industrial Revolution were invented by smart guys who died broke. Life is a competition that never stops. There are no breaks, there are no time outs, and it's pretty much a free for all. But if you understand the deep instinctive rules of human nature, you will have a fighting chance. Get in the game, and play to win. http://mindpersuasion.com/seven-rules/
I learned a pretty cool thing the other day. I was watching a bunch of videos and I came across this guy doing a lecture on metaphysics. He is a logic professor, and he was talking about all the modern cool elements from modern science (gravity, relativity, quantum mechanics, etc.) but from a metaphysics standpoint. The interesting thing was way back in the day of Euclid (one those ancient Greeks that came up with all the rules for geometry) they hadn't yet discovered a lot of math. Meaning all of the theories kids learn about in geometry were invented by a guy who didn't need math to describe the rules of geometry. But since we all learn geometry through the lens of math, that seems totally strange. (At least to me it does...) Math just makes it a lot easier to describe with a lot more precision. Instead of talking in general terms about right angles and points of intersections, you can actually draw diagrams and measure angles. It reminded me of the relationship between our ancient selves and our modern selves. Our ancient selves, according to all of the scientists, were more or less like our modern selves. At least going back 50,000 years or so. The main difference? Money. Just like math can make science MUCH more accurate and interesting, money does the same thing for human productivity. Looked at purely as a way to measure things, you can see what works and what doesn't. If you look at money as a measure of how much value you are providing to other people, then money is the most awesome thing ever created. For one thing, you can save money. Back before money was invented, you only had stuff. And if the stuff you had was perishable, (like food you grew) when it was past it's expiration date, it was worthless. Money, on the other hand, can be saved a LONG time. And just like the amount of scientific understanding EXPLODED when they added math into the mix, the amount of STUFF exploded when they put money into the mix. Luckily, money is WAY easier to understand than math. (Even Einstein had to borrow his buddy's math skills to help describe relativity). Sure, some rich people make it seem overly complicated. And a lot of people in power want us to believe money is evil. But that's only to dissuade us from getting some. Get In The Game: Wealth Tuning