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  1. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun11Post.mp4 When I was very young, I went with my older brother to local university. He was in some internship program, and he had to go and do some kind of paperwork. I had about an hour to kill, so I went off exploring. I found this upper level in the gym, next to the office where he was doing his stuff. They had a ton of high jump cushions all stacked up. Maybe about two layers of 6 or 7 mats. There was also this kind of catwalk you could get up by a ladder. About 10 or 20 feet above the mats. Naturally, I took full advantage of this hidden treasure. I must've climbed that ladder 20 times. Falling is fun. But only when you have a soft landing. On the other hand, if you jump off a tall building, only to land on concrete, that's not so fun. This is the kind of stuff that happens in cartoons. Somebody will jump off a roof, land on some concrete, and be flattened. Then they'll unflatten themselves and get up and walk away. The reason this is in children's cartoons is that fear if heights is a built in instinct. This is why it takes most kids a while to jump off a high dive in the pool. This metaphor can also be applied to personalities. We even use the same kind of language. Suppose you look across the room and see somebody that is nervous, closed off, worried and anxious. A common metaphor would that they are stiff. A common suggestion to them would be to loosen up. Nobody likes interacting with stiff people, just like nobody likes jumping onto concrete. We'd rather talk to somebody who is relaxed, open and friendly. These same adjectives could be used to describe those mats I kept jumping into. We don't like stiff people because we have to walk on eggshells. We might say something that might offend them. But with somebody who's open, relaxed, and friendly, they look very "forgiving." Another metaphor that is used to described physical things. Soft, not hard. So, it is clear that being relaxed and open are better than being stiff and worried. The money question is HOW can you be relaxed and open? The reason people are closed off and stiff is they DON'T KNOW what to do or what to say. From inside their brain, and maybe inside your brain, EVERYBODY seems mysterious. So, how can you fix that? By learning to read between the lines. Learning to read the air. Learn to read things like body language and non-verbal behavior. This will give you MUCH MORE information. About everybody around you. So you'll know who's really nice, and who's just pretending. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/intuition/
  2. Free Will Paradox: https://mindpersuasion.com/free-will-paradox/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun04Loop.mp4
  3. Fake Planet: https://mindpersuasion.com/fake-planet/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun02Loop.mp4
  4. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May20Post.mp4 If you are a fan of science fiction, you'll eventually run into the idea of a silicon based life form. The reason for silicon is it's kind of related to carbon. Now, why does life on Earth, and according to scientists, life in the rest of the universe made up of carbon? Not just carbon, but carbon, hydrogen and oxygen? Those three atoms have TONS of different ways they can link up together. Carbon has four valence electrons. What does that mean? That carbon can hook up with each one of those valence electrons. Hydrogen has one. Oxygen has six valence electrons. Carbon has four different connectors. Oxygen has six. Hydrogen has one. This means the various combinations are IMMENSE between these three atoms. All the food we eat, where we get our energy from, is stored in these various carbon-hydrogen-oxygen connectors. We eat the food, be it plant or animal, and our bodies break apart those bonds and that's where we get our energy from. On it's most basic level, life is all about connections. The more connections, the more complex, the better. This is true on a very basic, organic chemistry level. This is true on a large, human society level. The more connections you've got, the better. Now consider this experiment. You've got one lonely carbon atom, bouncing around by itself. Will it connect with anybody? Nope. Nobody to connect to. Now fill up that same chamber with BILLIONS of other carbon and oxygen and hydrogen atoms, and what happens? This is how they believe life happened in the first place. A whole bunch of atoms and basic molecules bouncing around. The sheer number of atoms and molecules were so HUGE something was BOUND to happen. What about human connections? If you sit around in your house and wait, they are very unlikely. The only people you'll connect with are Mormons and Jehovah's witnesses. But if you want to make REAL connections, you gotta get out and around people. Not to go through a bunch of cold approaches, or collect numbers. Just get out there and bounce around. That's EXACTLY what they mean when they say, "put yourself out there." This is the cool paradox about human connections. It really is possible to simply "be yourself" and find plenty of connections. All those atoms and molecules that were bouncing around were being themselves. They eventually smashed into each other enough times and created life. Life became more complex. Cut out the long boring middle part, and today there is YOU. Reading this very sentence. Within the same set of rules. The more you "put yourself out there" the more connections will organically happen. What kind of connections? Friends, lovers and everybody in between. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/love-magnet/
  5. Toothpick Industrial Complex: https://mindpersuasion.com/toothpick-industrial-complex/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May18Loop.mp4
  6. Self Sustaining Hallucinations: https://mindpersuasion.com/self-sustaining-hallucinations/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May12Loop.mp4
  7. Life Flows Into Life: https://mindpersuasion.com/life-flows-into-life/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Apr23Loop.mp4
  8. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Apr16Post.mp4 Metaphors are everywhere. Way more than people realize. Some people think of metaphors as mini-stories. Or like "this is like that" kind of thing. Like dancing can be a metaphor for relationships. Men lead, women follow, etc. The switch roles and things get messed up. Or the famous Forest Gump one. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. If you remember your English, you know the difference between a metaphor and a simile. Similes use "like." Your eyes are like diamonds. Metaphors, on the other hand, use direct replacements. Her eyes are diamonds. This IS that. Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain" uses one right after the other. "Well there's a light in your eyes that keeps shining... Like a star that can't wait for the night..." But on a much broader scale, metaphors are EVERYWHERE. Words themselves are metaphors. They are representations of the thing they describe. They are weird sounds that call to mind the thing they describe. A very, very common mistake that you can find EVERYWHERE if you look for it is a violation of the dictum, "The Map is Not The Territory." Words are NOT the things they describe. You can say "hot dog" until your blue in the face. But if you don't eat SOMETHING you're going to stay hungry. But if you say, "hot dog" to the guy at the hot dog stand, it's like a magic process. Not obviously magic, since it is common, ordinary and expected. But step back a bit and see. You have a thought. You turn that thought into a sound. That sound goes into hot-dog-guy's brain and he nods. Hot-dog-guy brings you a hot dog, and you swipe your card, and like magic, you now have a hot dog. Most people NEVER think about this kind of stuff. Which means most people NEVER realize the true potential of words. The right words in the right order can make others feel utterly magnificent. The wrong words can make people feel HORRIBLE. Never to recover. Why is this? Imagine two physical connections between two people. One, a nice massage. The other, a punch in the face. The right words in the right order are like an emotional massage. You take the time to learn the skills. You can "touch" people in a way that can make them feel much better than they have in ages. Or, you can spit out hurtful words. Punching somebody in the face, especially if it's a sucker punch, is EASY. Zero training required. But knowing HOW to get rid of kinks and knots and make people feel like a million bucks? That takes some time. That takes practice. That takes practice with a LONG GAME intention of making people feel good. When you do this with your words, it will have the same impact. Emotionally positive and long lasting. Which means their memory of YOU will be emotionally positive and long lasting. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/storytelling-magic/
  9. Ancient Deities: https://mindpersuasion.com/ancient-deities/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec27Loop.mp4
  10. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov19PostA.mp4 A sense of humor is something that people are said to "have." What, specifically, does this mean? George Lakoff, a student of Noam Chomsky, theorizes that we use verbs and prepositions to describe how we think about intangible nouns. For example, consider the idea that you are "in" a relationship. A relationship is an intangible noun. Another name for the word relationship is it is nominalization. A noun created from a process verb. To relate to somebody. The noun, "relationship" is created from that verb, "to relate". And since it's created from a verb that describes an ongoing process, it's really a metaphor. But HOW, specifically, we use these intangible nouns describes how we think about them subconsciously. According to Lakoff's theory, since we use the word "in" with the word "relationship" we think of it as a container. This is why sometimes we feel "trapped" by a relationship. Something we are "in," but can't get out of. Yikes! But back to the idea of a "sense of humor." We use "have" a sense of humor. This indicates it's an object that you can possess. There are people that HAVE a sense of humor, and people that don't HAVE a sense of humor. But since we think of it as an object that it is possible to possess, we can GET a sense of humor. Or we can DEVELOP a sense of humor. Just like you can DEVELOP any other skills. He's got some MAD photoshop skills, for example. That intangible noun, "photoshop skills" is not something anybody is born with. Which implies we can LEARN how to "get" the things people have. And you already know that people who HAVE a sense of humor tend to be more attractive, all else equal, than those who don't. Why goes into a "sense of humor?" Seeing things differently. Being able to reframe things. Doing so on the spot, not twenty minutes later. Having some basic communication skills. But above all, having the sense of humor INTENTION. What is the sense of humor intention? The deep, nearly subconscious desire to make people FEEL GOOD when you speak to them. To make people smile. To make people laugh. To create a lasting impression of you in their brain. Of somebody they ENJOY being around. Of somebody they WANT to see again. OF somebody they WANT to introduce to all their friends. A sense of humor is actually pretty simple to understand. There is a TON of overlap, in many ways, with covert hypnosis. Which means if you learn one, you'll learn the other. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.teachable.com/p/party-hypnosis/
  11. Lion Debt and Extinction Events https://mindpersuasion.com/lion-debt-and-extinction-events/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/lions-debt-and-destruction https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct28Loop.mp4
  12. Cannibal Buffet: https://mindpersuasion.com/cannibal-buffet/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept25Loop.mp4
  13. Comparative Advantage Between Multiverses: https://mindpersuasion.com/multi-verse-nail-sex/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/the-nail-sex-multi-verse-theory https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept20Loop.mp4
  14. Difficulties With Evil Magic: https://mindpersuasion.com/why-evil-magic-is-difficult/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/why-evil-magic-is-difficult https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept19Loop.mp4
  15. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept15Post.mp4 Humans tend to externalize quite a bit. It's a very useful instinct. Imagine an ancient dude is out hunting. He tosses his spear at a animal and misses. If he got angry or upset at himself, that would NOT be very effective. Externalizing, on the other hand, would be very effective. Getting mad at the animal. This would cause anger. Anger would create more energy and motivation. This worked perfectly back in the day. When it was US vs. our environment. US were the people we lived with. The people we grew up with. Our environment was other animals. Other tribes. Or forces of nature that were treated like people. The gods of the sky, etc. Today, our instincts are flip flopped. Hunger is the easiest to understand. Back then, the rule was simple. Eat whatever tastes good. Eat as much as you can. Eating as much as you can was necessary because food was hard to find. Eating whatever tasted good was necessary, since there was a high correlation between good tasting food and healthy food. Tree bark, dirt, etc., didn't taste good and it wasn't healthy. Fresh meat tasted good and it was healthy. So were vegetables, fruits, some plants. Today, if we BLINDLY follow our hunger instincts, we'll get metabolic syndrome. Obesity, stress, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. We have to use our conscious minds to regulate our hunger instinct. Our externalizing instinct is also similarly messed. Back then, our environment was stuff that we needed to kill, or was trying to kill us. Today, our environment is other people. Back then, trying to kill an animal and getting mad at the animal was very useful. Today, trying to interact with other people, and getting mad at them if we don't, is NOT a useful strategy. Luckily, we can use our conscious minds to understand, tame and regulate our social instincts. Turns out this is MUCH EASIER than regulating our hunger instinct. Hunger is life or death. Social instincts are not. Which means when you figure out HOW to regulate and manage both your social instinct and your externalizing instinct, social interactions are MUCH easier. Which social interactions? All of them. Friends, lovers and everything in between. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/love-instict/
  16. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept07Post.mp4 One interesting aspect of our language is the metaphors we use. The problem with MOST of these metaphors, is that we really have NO idea why they were chosen. For example, a common expressions is "raining cats and dogs." Everybody knows this means it's raining pretty hard. But nobody really knows why. Sure, there's a few theories, but it's impossible to know. Because who knows how long people used them BEFORE writing them down. Way back in the day, there wasn't much stuff being written. Books and newspapers. Nobody wrote blogs or anything like that. There weren't many newspapers. To get a job writing newspapers, you had to demonstrate a LOT of skill. Similarly, there was no such thing as self publishing back then. In order to become a published author, any company had to have a pretty good idea that your stuff would sell. All this meant that there were very FEW writers. And the editors that looked at these things being written were very CAREFUL about letting weird phrases slip by. Which meant they didn't put stuff like, "raining cats and dogs" into print until it had been a regular part of speech for a LONG TIME. So no matter how sure somebody is of its origins, it's ONLY a guess. There is no way there COULD be a record. And yeah, everybody has their theories. Dogs and cats climbing around on roofs and slipping off during the rain, etc. But based on how language and words evolve, there is no way to tell if that's accurate, or just popular. Even worse are metaphors. Metaphors about who we are and where we came from. A common idea is we have a purpose that is NOT dependent on our choices. As if we were made TO DO something. Sure, if you make a sandwich, the purpose is get eaten. But that isn't determined by the sandwich. That is determined by the maker. So if you DO believe in a "maker" as an entity, then our purpose would be up to THAT person. On the other hand, you might decide to CHOOSE YOUR OWN purpose. Why not? That's kind of the idea anyway. To figure out your skills, abilities, make a few friends along the way, etc. One thing that would help would be to understand not WHY you were made, but HOW you were made. The deep programs running inside your brain. The instincts that serve as the human operating system. Turns that they're not only NOT complicated, but once you figure them out, you may get a huge advantage. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/love-instinct/
  17. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept01Post.mp4 Humans are kind of like chainsaws. Chainsaws only operate at very high RPM's. At low RPM's, they kind of rumble and sputter. But rev 'em up, and their purr like a kitten. A kitten that can chew through trees like crazy. Humans are KIND OF like that. Meaning we were designed to operate BEST under certain conditions. What conditions? A lot of external pressures. External motivating forces. These operate how we feel SUBCONSCIOSLY. Not rationally. For example, imagine you had a fantastic job. Great pay, great working conditions, great workers, great potential for advancement. But if you showed up ONE MINUTE late you'd get a black mark. Three black marks and you'd be fired. You can even imagine that showing up on time is not based on any human's decisions. Imagine it was based on some uncontrollable, external event. And let's say the drive from your house to work was twenty minutes. Would you ever be late? Probably not. Because NOT being late would be easy. Getting up, showering, getting dressed, etc. The benefits of simply rolling out of bed on time would be ENORMOUS. Most humans, under these situations, would manage to organize their lives around getting up on time for work. But give that SAME HUMAN a bunch of money, so they don't need to work, and it will be much, much more difficult to get up on time. All our instincts were calibrated like this. Strong internal drives. Strong external pressures. Today, if you get a job that's pure commission, most people would hate it. If you don't sell anything, you don't get paid. But for the bulk of human history, this was the rule. If you don't work, you don't eat. If you don't KILL you don't eat. It's hard to imagine this without the external incentives. This is one reason we LOVE hero's journey type movies. Because even hero's like Luke Skywalker need to be FORCED onto the path. Most don't go willingly. WE don't go willingly. So we LOVE the idea of our circumstances FORCING us to take action. In fact, this is the most common reason for NOT talking ANY action. "If it was really important, I'd get it done." This means we'll never take action unless we are FORCED. But by then, it might be too late. You aren't getting any younger! You don't have to take HUGE action. Just small, tiny daily action. To build up your ACTION TAKING muscle. Pretty soon, you'll be a new human. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/social-anxiety-killer/
  18. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug12Post.mp4 I went to this goofy seminar a long time ago. I don't remember what the purpose was. But I do remember one exercise. There was a small star inside another bigger star. And you had the trace another star between the two. But you had to do it while watching ONLY the tip of your pencil in the mirror. It was nearly impossible with all the angles. Every time you thought you'd go one way, the pencil would end up going the other. In plenty of movies that have fight scenes inside houses of mirrors. The most famous being a Bruce Lee Movie. A common scene is the good guy will be wandering around, his gun ready. Then he sees the bad guy, shoots him, only to find it's a reflection. This happens in life quite a bit. It's based on how we externalize many of our problems. This is VERY HARD to see from inside your brain. It's VERY EASY to see in others. Which itself is kind of a meta-externalizing. It's common to externalize negative traits on others that we refuse to acknowledge within ourselves. Gone unchecked, it's like living in a house of mirrors. Many things that are wrong are thought to be OUT THERE. A common structure in many problems is the "world is broken" structure. Or the "world is rigged" structure. Add in some confirmation bias, and it's even MORE difficult to get to the bottom of things. Add in a bunch of social proof, plenty of folks who have similarly structured problems, and you got a conspiracy. Even WORSE is when there is actually EVIDENCE that the world IS rigged. That the world IS broken. That is not helpful. Because if you are NOT getting what you want FROM the world, there is only one LEGIMATE way to respond. To CHANGE your behaviors to get something different. Something better. This requires that you figure out WHICH parts are REALLY broken, and which parts you are EXTERNALIZING. Once you acknowledge the parts that you are externalizing, your natural, "trial and error" learning mechanism will kick in. This is tough to do ONLY by thinking. You've got to get the ideas OUT of your head and on paper. So you can look at those ideas as OBJECTIVE concepts. This takes time and introspection. Two things people don't have much patience with. We want things quick. We want things easy. And we want things GIVEN to us from OUTSIDE ourselves. But if you CAN manage to start looking at your ideas and strategies objectively, you can start getting much better stuff. While everybody else is still waiting for a free ride. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/watching-mind/
  19. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug03Post.mp4 Humans suffer from a lot of biases. Although that word, "suffer" isn't accurate. We have biases for a reason. It's just that in modern times, our instincts are kind of out of date. Normalcy bias, for example, makes us assume things are "normal" when evidence suggests otherwise. In the past, this kept us focus on the task at hand. Those who stopped at the first sign of trouble tended to not survive as much, over the long haul, than those who IGNORED signs of trouble and kept going. Another modern bias that trips us up but worked well in the past is confirmation bias. This helps us to filter for what we are looking for, and nothing else. Of course, confirmation bias is only a "problem" today when others disagree with us. We WANT them to see our point of view, but they refuse. So we give them the negative label of having confirmation bias. Consider, though, that every single trait we have, both good and bad, HELPED us in some way in the past. One common label that is being tossed around quite a bit today is "red pill." This, of course, comes from the movie, "The Matrix." But they borrowed it from Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is where they get the term, "down the rabbit hole." Alice followed a rabbit, down a rabbit hole, and the deeper she got, the more crazier things got. She was given an opportunity to choose between two pills. The very SAME two pills reference in the Jefferson Starship song, "White Rabbit." The Red Queen is also a character that Alice met. She was running on a treadmill. She famously said you've got to keep running just to stay in place. This label, "The Red Queen," was used as the title for a pretty well known book, about evolution. The idea is that evolution is kind of an "arms race." That you have to keep going forward, to stay even. We humans certainly love our metaphors and labels. But we also make some common errors. One of them is mistaking the "map" for the "territory." Metaphors are necessarily much SIMPLER than the complex thing they are describing. Because if we actually HAD to speak accurately, just talking about an idea in your brain would take a LOT of time. Even that word, "idea" is a metaphor. A vastly oversimplified description of the MASSIVE neural activity in your brain. It's very easy to get caught up in all the metaphors and labels being tossed around. Which is why understanding HOW the mind can help. The mind as metaphor maker. The mind as label giver. Understand THIS and you'll know more than all the other metaphor collectors out there. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/watching-mind/
  20. Access Hidden Brain Parts: https://mindpersuasion.com/advice-from-imaginary-people/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July28Loop.mp4
  21. Love, Amnesia and Instincts: https://mindpersuasion.com/jungian-love-instincts-and-fate/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July17Loop.mp4
  22. Why You Are Evolving Stronger Germs: https://mindpersuasion.com/evolution-of-indestructible-roaches/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July14Loop.mp4
  23. Ancient Secrets To Modern Music: https://mindpersuasion.com/mind-portal-music-flow/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July3Loop.mp4
  24. Way Beyond Language Patterns: https://mindpersuasion.com/mental-push-power/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July2Loop.mp4
  25. Lucid Dream Programming: https://mindpersuasion.com/lucid-dream-manipulation/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun30Loop.mp4
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