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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec02Post.mp4 There are two basic models to look at the evolution of human society. Note this is NOT about the evolution of humans. Assuming we started being humans about 200,000 years, there are some very simple "categories" to place humans in this history. One model is our use of energy. Long before we were humans, we discovered fire. Fire was important for two reasons. One, we used it to cook our food. This was kind of like "pre-digesting" it before we ate it. This gave us a lot of extra time. Since this BEFORE our brains got very big, we can assume that while we had all that extra time, whatever we were doing pushed our brain bigger and bigger. What, specifically, was this? The most important thing for all animals is getting food. So when humans were not eating, they were hunting. Critically, they started hunting with fire. Lighting fires in one place, knowing which direction the animals would run. This required abstract thinking and planning. Driving our brains bigger and bigger. Humans are also hierarchical. And since we could use fire to hunt strategically, or otherwise hunt strategically, how did we determine who was at the TOP of the hierarchy? Whoever had the best ideas. Think of a bunch of humans looking at a wooly mammoth. They wouldn't have just run screaming at the animal, everybody doing their own thing and hoping for the best. SOMEBODY had a plan. Well, probably a few people had a plan. But just like a bunch of engineers arguing over the best design for a new product, the BEST plan was chosen through an idea contest. The group considers each idea, and the best one wins. The guy who CONSISTENTLY comes up with the BEST idea is going to be the leader. This is true in modern engineering companies as much as it was back in the days of hunters and gatherers. How society evolved can be described by HOW these idea contests played out. First, it was in hunting. Who could best get the most ENERGY. Then we invented agriculture. This is when things kind of changed. Back in the days of hunter gatherers, they were nomads. But in agriculture, the energy was grown. In the same piece of land. For many, many years. This meant the alpha of agriculture could pass on this "alpha standing" to their kids. For the first time in our human history, humans could INHERIT alpha status. Or "noble blood" as they called it. Back in the days of hunter-gatherers, every generation WAS an alpha contest. Being SON of an alpha didn't mean squat back then. But every since agriculture it was possible to INHERIT alpha standing, but not demonstrate alpha behavior. This is still true today, thousands of years later. This is why just being rich isn't enough. Just having the right looks or the right clothes aren't enough. But if you understand WHAT those ancient, pre-agriculture alpha characteristics are, AND replicate them, you can CLEAN UP. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/social-dominance/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec01Post.mp4 One word that we humans LOVE to use is "should." The solution to pretty much any problem, large or small, is the word "should." Fast on the heels of that common "solution" word is the word "we." For example, suppose you're walking down the street with your buddy. And there is litter everywhere. And you use a common structure to "solve" this litter problem. "Wow, we need to do a better job of putting trash in the trash cans." People like the word "we" because it sounds like "we" are all in this together. But unless the person using the word "we" is a proud member of the littering people, that's not what they REALLY mean. What they really mean is "they" need to do a better job putting trash in the trash can instead of on the street. This brings up the comfortable word "should." As in "they" should stop doing whatever they're doing. If you listen carefully to any intellectual coming up intellectual ideas about how to "fix" society, you'll see this structure. "We" "should" do things differently. It's merely a polite way of saying "they" should do things differently. But here's the thing. Nobody wakes up and thinks: "Hmm, I wonder what those other people think I should do today?" Nobody plans their activities and behaviors based on what other people think they SHOULD do. Here's a mental experiment to help understand. Pick one thing you think people "should" do or "shouldn't" do. And imagine looking at a group of people. And imagine telling them directly: "Hey, you guys shouldn't do that." And imagine them saying: "Why not?" Or: "Yeah, what if we want to?" Long time ago, I used to sell cars. I'd talk to people for HOURS. Literally. I'd find out all about their financial situation, relationships, etc. And from my perspective, buying a new car made PERFECT sense. I knew they'd like it. I knew they could afford it. But when I looked them in the eye and said: "You should buy this car!" They said: "Yeah, I dunno...." It turns out the word "should" isn't the magic we all pretend it is. Why do we like it so much? We love to PRETEND we have power. We love to PRETEND that the genius of our ideas is ENOUGH. That if we only explain ourselves, people will take our super genius ideas and suddenly realize they've been doing it wrong. Why do we like to pretend we have this kind of magical powers of others? Because this is the prime directive of humans. To get as much hierarchical dominance as possible. The higher up you get, the better EVERYTHING is. Unfortunately, this instinct is being fed by pretend, fake ideas. But if you can figure out how to get REAL hierarchical dominance? That is REAL power. Not PRETEND power. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/social-dominance/