Buy Low Sell High
I have this weird friend who has always been looking for some kind of angle.
He’s very proud to have never needed a regular job.
He’s always on the lookout for any kind of arbitrage opportunity, where he can buy something for a cheap price somewhere, and then sell it for a higher price somewhere else.
Recently I decided to go and buy a waffle maker.
I rarely eat waffles, and I have a lot of kitchen appliances that I bought on a whim, so I was expecting this to be another one of those scenarios.
I was at Target, and I picked on out, and was excited about going home and having waffles for dinner.
That’s when this weird guy started a conversation in me while I was in line to pay for my waffle maker.
I saw an interesting hack online, or maybe not a hack but an interesting way of doing something.
Some guy was reheating a piece of pizza on an iron, rather than the microwave.
There was this really strange couple who’d just had a baby.
Hippy Baby Seminar
They were interested in any idea about how to properly raise their child.
Unfortunately, they went to a seminar taught by a woman whose ideas were completely untested.
She was basing this on minimizing any separation anxiety between child and parents, which she thought was the cause of most modern social anxiety.
The example she gave is when the adults are eating adult food, like carne asada nachos, the baby is forced to eat some pureed crap that doesn’t taste very good.
No More Nachos
This creates a distinct difference between child and parents, which she believes can be eliminated.
Her recommendation was for everybody to eat the same thing.
To boil a bunch of chicken breasts and broccoli, and puree it until it’s like a chicken broccoli past.
Then everybody would eat the same thing.
Falling Into Frames
The thing she didn’t realize is that in any household the baby will have absolute frame domination.
And so when they started eating pureed whatever and doing anything they could to eliminate any feelings of separation between them and their child, they were essentially creating massive, 24/7 rapport.
Which, since the baby will always have frame domination, this rapport is following rapport.
Straightjackets For Everybody
And within a few weeks, the two adults essentially and subconsciously started to mirror and match the babies behaviors and thinking patterns.
Which means they started crapping their pants and speaking in pure gibberish.
Finally a neighbor figured something was up and called protective services.
The baby was taken and put in a foster home.
Both adults were taken to a mental hospital.
So they ended up creating massive separation, the one thing they were trying to avoid.
A Frying Pan Would Be Easier
Of you have an iron that means you have clothes that need to be ironed.
Which means you probably have a stove and a frying pan.
Which would be a much more sensible way to heat up a piece of leftover pizza.
Mind Reading Waffle Smoke
He said that if I mix the right ingredients, I’ll be able to develop telepathic powers.
But it only works if I make the waffle mix out of those ingredients, and then cook it on my new waffle maker until it smokes, and the breathe in that smoke.
I asked if it worked for pancakes and he said it didn’t.
Something to do with the surface structure of the waffle maker.
Buy Low Sell High
Often he’ll buy a car on Craigslist from somebody who is pretty desperate for cash.
That way he can get it for a pretty cheap price.
Then he’ll fix it up and sell it to somebody for a higher price.
Other times he’ll buy things at garage sales, and then set up a table and sell them to random strangers on the street.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.