Frame Is All
Lord Acton was the dude who came up with the “power corrupts” idea.
That power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
He also said that people will achieve as much power as the situation allows.
He was speaking mostly about political types.
But this is true for most everybody.
And the “situation” that allows for power includes things like self confidence, speaking skills, etc.
Humans are hierarchical social creatures.
The higher we get up the food chain, the better our lives are.
Our ego is a kind of “social status measuring and projection” device.
Way back in the day, this was constrained.
You could only get status by PRODUCING.
Not just anything.
Things people needed to survive.
Food, defensive, hunting and tracking skills, weather predicting skills, etc.
Today, most everything is unconstrained.
People get status in ways that NEVER would have been possible back then.
But we CAN work within constrained systems.
For example, if you have a bunch of designers trying to figure out the best design for a new product, that is a constrained system.
So our ancient “social hierarchy competition” instinct will flourish in that situation.
Everybody WANTS to be the person who comes up with the best idea.
The person who comes up with the best idea gets the best social rewards.
The best idea is fairly objective, particularly within an organization.
But in social situations, there are no constraints.
There is no objective idea people are striving for.
In social conversations, Lord Acton’s descriptions still holds.
Everybody will get the most status the situation allows.
For social situations, this comes across as having the strongest frame.
But since there are no constraints, no agreed upon outcome, the ideas are not important.
The way they are delivered ARE.
Once you peel your eyes for this kind of thing, you’ll see this EVERYWHERE.
Social and enjoyable frame battles.
Vicious and angry frame battles around political ideas.
Sexually charged frame battles between guys and ladies doing the ancient “pre love” dance.
You can kind of re-phrase Lord Acton’s statement to say:
Everybody will demonstrate the strongest frame that they can.
This can be tough, or this can be easy.
It can be easy if there is an actual, mutually agreed upon outcome, and you happen to be the master of that topic.
But if it’s just a bunch of dudes going in circles trying out continuously outframe each other?
What to do then?
Learn some very deep, very powerful, and potentially vicious frame battle skills.
So even if you don’t know ANYTHING about the topic, your frame will dominate.
Every single time.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.