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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan11_Post.mp4 There's an idea in biology called "co-evolution." It's when two different species develop an overlapping relationship. Based on overlapping, self interest. The best example is like bees and flowers. The bees get free nectar from the flowers. The flowers get free pollination from the bees. Neither have self awareness, so neither has any idea what's going on. The math is a bit complex, and we'll need a bit of game theory to see how this would evolve. But we can simplify it a bit. You could imagine a bunch of different types of flowers and a bunch of different types of bees. The two that just happened to have this overlapping "selfishness" would replicate the most. Maybe some bees loved nectar, but they didn't have those prickly things. Maybe some flowers had tons of nectar, but they kept their pollen somewhere else. After however many generations of natural selection, the two species that replicated the most were the flowers with their pollen next to the free nectar. And the bees who both loved nectar and had the prickly things so while they got free nectar, they would pollinate (help the flowers have sex) by going from flower to flower. You'll see this combination a lot. Sex and energy, or sex and food. The same goes with primates. We evolved a love of fruit. The fruit has a sweet taste, just like nectar. And the payoff for the "free" fruit is the seeds on the inside. Monkeys and other animals eat fruit, and poop out the seeds. Getting free food, and in exchange, helping the provider of the food by helping it replicate. This also exists between humans. Back in the day, the best hunters would get the most social status. This was in exchange for providing the most food. The best hunters, or providers of the most food, would be rewarded with the highest social status. This social status then created attraction in the ladies. The most providers of food for the tribe got the most sex. The intermediary idea was social status. Today, it's even better. We've taken that intermediary "social status" and replaced it with something else. What is that something else? Money. As soon as humans started living in larger groups we needed money. One, because there were many more things we needed, besides some animal meat. And because we lived in larger and larger societies, having social status wouldn't quite work. So, money was a natural invention. You do something for somebody and the give you money. You can take that money and pay somebody else, who does something for you. The more stuff you do for others, the more money you get. The more money you get, the more you pay others to give you what you want. So long as the entire group is using the same money, this group can be as BIG as it needs to be. Like today, our planet has 7 BILLION people. All buying and selling things to each other. All using money, a place holder, a potential energy of this ancient overlapping self interest. Get Some: https://mindpersuasion.com/prosperity-mindset/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May28Post.mp4 Everything is made of energy. Even particles, according to particle physics, are actually tightly packed energy waves. We humans can be described as "energy pumps." We need to consume at least 2000 calories per day. We eat organic matter, and when we digest it, we get the energy from the chemical bonds. We can be called "pumps" because we consume energy, and expend waste. But our waste goes back into the Earth, and the cycle continues. Bees and flowers have an overlapping, selfish relationship. The bees think they are getting free nectar. Free energy. But the flowers think they are getting free help cross pollinating. They evolved together, to help each other out. They call this "co-evolution." It's essentially how all animals became domesticated. We didn't go out, capture animals and then train them. The process of domestication takes plenty of generations. We find the smartest, most docile, most human-liking animals among the entire herd. Then each generation, we keep picking the smartest and most docile animals to breed. This is kind of a human-driven co-evolution. Other co-evolution happens between fruit trees and primates. We primates evolve a sense of color, and a affinity for the sweet taste of the fruit. Those fruit trees evolved sweet and colorful fruit around the seeds. Pretty much the same relationship between bees and flowers. The bees get the sweet stuff, and in turn they help the flowers reproduce. Primates eat the sweet fruit, and poop out the seeds, and help the tree reproduce. You'll find this kind of overlapping, co-evolved behavior among plenty of different species. Mostly between insects and plants. Since there a kajillion different kinds of each. But this also happens between humans and humans. Even among the same tribe. The dudes all compete to see who can kill the biggest animal. Their selfish reward is social validation. The people giving the social validation are getting the benefit of all the calories from the slain beast. Nobody thinks about this. It just comes naturally. An overlapping instinct that works perfectly to keep the tribe healthy. This is EXACTLY what Adam Smith described in his book, "The Wealth Of Nations." People don't work hard to produce stuff because they care about us. Or because it's part of some goofy "social contract." People work hard to make stuff because they want our money. And we happily give them our money in exchange for the stuff. Very much like ancient people "gave" social validation in exchange for plenty of delicious protein. This "money-instinct" rests directly on top of this mutually selfish instinct. The kind that exists between ALL KINDS of living creatures. This means money is a natural part of a healthy society. A natural part of life. Embrace this ancient instinct, and get in the game. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-magnet/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan16Post.mp4 There's a pretty cool idea called "co-evolution." It describes how different species tend to form overlapping relationships. Most of them are between insects and plants. Simply because there are tons of different insects, and tons of different plants. Bees and flowers are the most popular example. The flowers give the bees nectar. The bees cross pollinate the flowers. To get the nectar, the bees have to go inside the flower. The pick up pollen on these small prickly things that have outside. And when they go from flower to flower, they pick up pollen from one flower, and leave it in another flower. Of course, neither the bees nor the flowers have any idea what's going on. But we can sort of imagine how his insect-flower "trade agreement" might have occurred. Once upon a time, there were plenty of different kinds of bees. And there were different kinds of flowers. The flowers that happened to have their free nectar right next to their pollen were a perfect match for the nectar loving bees who happened to have those prickly things on them. Maybe there were a bunch of nectar loving bees without those prickly things. Maybe there were a bunch of nectar giving flowers with their pollen somewhere else. But after tens of thousands (or millions) of generations of natural selection, these two (the bees and the flowers) are a perfect match. This type of "co-evolution" is also what they think domesticated dogs. It wasn't like humans went out one day, captured a bunch of wolves and decided to train them. Over perhaps several hundred generations, the most passive dogs started hanging around humans. Just like bees and flowers, they "co-evolved" to help each other out. The dogs got easy food, that they didn't have to chase or kill. The humans got a potentially fierce looking and sounding animal that would chase away strangers. Just like bees and flowers, a perfect match. Another perfect match happens between humans and humans. We humans have TONS of overlapping selfishness. Adam Smith describes this in the book, "The Wealth of Nations." He said the farmer, the butcher, the baker, they don't work hard to produce bread and beer because they desperately want us to be happy. They want our money. But they also know that the only way to get our money is to make something we want MORE than our money. This is the same as bees and flowers. Only we humans have two very critical advantages. One is our conscious thinking minds. We can look around and CHOOSE what kind of stuff we can make. The other is money. When these two ideas combine, magic happens. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/