A long time ago, humans invented fire.
And within two million years, our brains tripled in size.
Why did that happen?
Fire can be used to hunt.
To light fires in strategic places.
So animals would run away from the fire.
Other animals do this as well.
Trick animals into running right into a trap.
So deception is built into a lot of brains, not just humans.
But what humans could do with fire was much more complicated.
It required a lot of conditional thinking.
A lot of explanation of plans.
To tell the different people where to go and what to do should X, Y or Z happen.
Kind of like a pre-historic quarterback.
This thinking and speaking and imagining takes a lot of brain.
It’s not a stretch to imagine that the dude who had the biggest strategizing brain, when it came to hunting, was the alpha.
The dude who got all the ladies.
Here’s where it gets a little unconventional, and a bit difficult to talk about.
Suppose the top hunter, the alpha, had an A+ brain.
His main helpers had A brains, and then you had some B brains and some C brains.
And suppose that the A+ brained dudes, because of their hunting skills, got most of the status and most of the sex.
This meant that every generation would be populated by the biggest brained dude from the pervious generation.
This would explain a non-stop, continuous upward pressure in not only brain size, but reasoning, strategizing, and critically, conditional thinking.
It’s no wonder that today, some of the smartest dudes in the world are world class chess players.
Masters of conditional thinking.
Gaming out several moves ahead.
This is what happens when you have a virtuous cycle feeding into itself.
Smarter brains create smarter brains.
You can also do this within your own brain.
Consider this simple mind experiment.
Suppose you wanted to significantly increase your in-the-moment conversational skills.
But you didn’t want to waste time online or reading goofy books by academics.
You wanted to do so ONLY by field testing.
So you started a conversation with a random person.
Just to get some data.
And then you went home and reviewed that conversation.
To see how you might have done better.
And then you go out the next day, and try again.
Each time going home, reviewing and improving.
What kind of a conversationalist would you be in six months?
What if you set this up as a split test.
Your friend went to college for four years.
But you did daily conversational practice for four years.
Every day reviewing and improving.
What kind of skills would YOU have after four years of steady improvement?
How many different people could you talk into how many different things?
Master Your Machine
Your brain is a learning machine.
A miracle of evolution nobody truly understands.
Put it to good use, and create a life to be respected, admired, and remembered.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.