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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug05Post.mp4 PT Barnum is famous for saying there is a sucker born ever minute. He's also famous for saying to never give a sucker an even break. But the second half of that statement is usually left off. The one that describes WHY, exactly, suckers are suckers. And that is that suckers ARE suckers because they are willing to believe something that is TOO GOOD to be true. The corollary is that you can't con and honest man. Because an honest man knows that if something SOUNDS too good to be true, there's usually a hidden catch. Most of us humans, however, are suckers. Or we can be. It doesn't take much to con us. With a little bit of understanding of human nature, it's pretty easy. For one, we are all programmed to MAXIMIZE what we get and MINIMIZE what we give. Normally, this is perfectly healthy. The guy selling you something wants to get the HIGHEST price possible. The guy buying that thing wants to get the LOWEST price possible. This eternal battle, between buyer and seller, is the underling principle between supply and demand. But at the same time, we have tons of biases. Tons of things that tilt our view of "reality." And plenty of con artists, advertisers, politicians, cult leaders and other scam artists know how to make us BELIEVE that something is too good to be true. But at the same time, we are told that we have FREE WILL. That ultimately, it's up to us. This is the intention behind the ANCIENT saying, "Caveat Emptor." Buyer beware. How can you be more "aware?" By understanding human nature. Not just the popular aspects of human nature. Not just the stuff that plenty of people nowadays use an excuse for their lack of success. But ALL of human nature. Ultimately, the game of life will keep on rolling. Without or without us. Life is not going to stop and wait for you to catch up. Which means we've got two choices. Hang out on the sidelines, and wait for somebody to make it EASIER. Wait for the rules to change. Wait for it to be more "fair." Or we can figure out how it works, as best as we can. And then get in and get some. Turns out this isn't NEARLY as difficult as it seems. Which is one of the BIGGEST cons out there. That it is SUPPOSED to be fair. That pretty soon it WILL be fair. Maybe that's to TRICK US into staying on the sidelines. To make it easier for those already IN the game. Only one way to find out. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/watching-mind/
I'm always interested in new documentaries. But I saw one the other day that looked interesting at first. But then when I read what it was about, a I gave it a pass. The entire 90 minute documentary was about folks who believe the Earth is really flat. That the "world is round" idea is a huge conspiracy. Now, watching a 5 minute video on that might be interesting. But listening to an hour and a half of flat earth arguments doesn't sound so compelling. There are, however, huge conspiracies. But they are very, very simple. And most wide-spread conspiracies all have ONE common theme. And that is they are something people are WILLING to believe. We humans believe things because we BENEFIT from the belief. Consider PT Barnum's most famous saying. That there is a sucker born every minute. A "sucker" requires two people. The con artist, and the sucker. The con artist must create a believable con. But to be believable, it requires a sucker. And suckers ARE suckers BECAUSE they are willing to believe something that is TOO GOOD to be true. The corollary to the "sucker born every minute" angle is that you CANNOT CON an HONEST MAN. No matter enticing a con is, it won't trick an honest man. What is it about honest people that make them very hard to con? What, exactly, does it mean by "honest." Perhaps they believe in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. And when the con says you can get something for "free" or without doing any work, they smell a rat. They don't believe you can CHEAT your way to riches. Because they KNOW that all money MUST come from other people. People who pay money voluntarily. And when people pay money voluntarily, they expect something in return. So when the con artist comes around promising any kind of "free money" the "honest man" know's it CAN'T be true. That it's impossible to do "nothing" and expect to sit back and get paid. Because NOBODY in their right mind would pay money and EXPECT nothing in return. This is why most CONS about money REQUIRE two sides. The cons, and the suckers. One of the biggest money CONS is that money is EVIL. It benefits the cons, because once they get plenty of money, and they convince everybody that money is evil, they don't have to worry about competition. But why would people willingly believe that money is evil? Because for most people, making money is scary. Making money is hard work. Willingly believing it is EVIL is an easy OUT. If we believe money is evil, then it absolves us of doing the work to GET MONEY. But if you understand money, and eliminate negative money beliefs, making money will be fun. Sure, it will involve hard work. But it won't be scary. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/money-brain/