Self Help Loops
Any kind of self development absolutely requires an honest feedback loop.
You need both success data and failure data in order to better calibrate the targeted behavior.
This is true in sports, music, investing and even business, in the case of profits and losses.
The Fermi Paradox explains why it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever encounter any alien intelligence.
It states that while intelligent alien life likely exists, it also says we will unlikely ever see them.
Mainly because they are so many thousands or even millions of light years away, based on our understanding of physics, we nor them will ever figure out how to travel such great distances in fractions of any life time.
A very interesting phenomenon is that human civilization is very much dependent on the geography of where the civilization grew.
Things like the type of crops they can grow, the physical shape of the coastline, and how long the society has been around all are inputs to the general culture of that society.
There was this doctor who knew quite a bit about very many different fields.
He not only knew how to interpret images from an MRI machine, but he knew how these MRI machines worked, both from an engineering standpoint and a theoretical standpoint.
This allowed him to do extremely unethical yet undetectable experiments on people who were having MRI’s done.
He tried to figure out how to change people’s brain configuration, just to see what would happen.
Sometimes it wouldn’t have any effect.
Other times this would create strong powers of telekinesis and telepathy.
Other times it would simply drive the patient insane, never to be normal again.
Nobody really knows what his intentions were, but many suspect he was attempting to take memory and personality data from one patient, and implant them in another.
This would lead to profound advancements with regards to education and training.
For example, you could, theoretically, through an augmented MRI machine learn everything there is about theoretical calculus.
Alien Theoretical Civilization
One theory has the aliens knew far in advance what kinds of people would evolve in what types of places.
That our entire planet and human history is simply a verification of a theoretical alien experiment.
Which, of course, means that the outcome is already know, if only by an alien race of super geniuses.
So long as we and an aliens live in the same universe and must adhere to the same law of physics, we’ll never meet them.
Of course, if they do exist in a different universe with different laws of physics, they may still be able to travel faster than light.
This would, of course, require that they come here in their own law of physics bubble, unlike how humans take breathable air with them when they go scuba diving.
Sucker Born Every Minute
Since most people are terrified of failure, they rarely expose themselves to a natural and honest feedback loop.
This is why people are such suckers for any kind of scheme that allows for a bypassing on the natural feedback systems required for success.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.