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  1. 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/
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