I’m a huge fan of horror movies.
Well written, well paced horror movies.
Particularly ones with a kind of shocking reveal.
One is the movie, “Orphan.”
The ending was fantastic.
Another one was “The Others.”
A very nicely written twist.
The ancient Greeks invented the idea of catharsis.
To experience and flush negative emotions out of our system through fiction.
To “practice” feeling those negative emotions but without the real world consequences.
Some believe this is why we dream.
To kind of “practice” certain situations.
When we watch movies, that end with a happy ending, we might see this as practice.
We go along with the protagonist as they kill demons.
As we kind of go along with them, we can sort of imagine we are killing demons ourselves.
And that feels good.
Food tastes good because it is necessary.
Otherwise we wouldn’t eat and we’d starve.
Sex feels good because it is necessary.
Otherwise we wouldn’t do it and we’d go extinct.
Having fun socially feels good because it is necessary.
Otherwise we’d roll solo and our species would eventually go extinct.
Enjoying movies where heroes kill demons feels good.
Because we need to slay demons in our own lives.
If we didn’t slay demons, they would overcome us and we’d go extinct.
We can find demons everywhere.
Those voices in our heads that tell us we suck, and we shouldn’t bother.
Those angry people we meet who are battling demons in their own brain, and think we are part of team demon.
The strangers who scream at us for no reason.
The otherwise normal people who suddenly shift their behaviors for no reason.
Or, no reason that we can understand.
Everybody’s Got ‘Em
Everybody is battling demons.
They may misinterpret something we said or did.
And it might remind them of our own demons.
So they suddenly behave in a way we think is erratic and disrespectful.
But for them, it’s all about self-preservation, as misguided as it seems.
Fears, doubts, anxieties, self sabotage.
These are all manifestations of these metaphor demons.
The more of these demons you slay, the better you’re life will be.
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, the Philosopher King, famously said that “The Obstacle is The Way.”
We can think of these demons the same way.
Every one you slay brings you one step closer to ultimate victory.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.