A friend of mine and I had just returned from a local bar and we’d decided to watch TV.
The Simpsons came on, and I thought I recognized the episode.
I told my friend all the funny things that were about to happen.
He looked at me and said, this sounds like it should be pretty interesting.
And because of what I remembered, my friend and I decided to watch this very carefully.
Where’s My Friends?
The other night I went to meet a few friends for dinner.
We agreed on the place and time from a verbal agreement.
I forget where we were when it happened.
But it was a spontaneous decision.
To meet at this place at this time.
Written Only In My Brain
There was no written record of this agreement except what had been recorded in my brain.
But I kept waiting and they didn’t show up.
I kept double checking the information that was in my brain to make sure I didn’t misunderstand what I had remembered.
Watching A Movie A Second Time
The other night I was re-watched a movie for the first time.
It was one that had a whole bunch of twists, especially a big one at the end.
I remembering the ending being particularly enjoyable, so I was looking forward to anticipating these twists that I knew were coming.
The term gaslighting has only been around for a while.
The term originally came from a movie released in 1944, but only in the past decade or so has the term come to mean what it does now.
To specifically create confusion.
Mess With Their Head
To make people forget what they remember and remember what they forget.
This is very easy because of all our biases.
We have tons of biases.
Filters From Reality
Tons of filters that keep us from seeing what’s really going on around us.
Scientists believe this was a defensive evolutionary mental self hallucination trick developed only recently.
Kind of like how insects and birds evolve camouflage to keep from getting eaten.
Or various animals development genetic defenses against certain diseases as their environment changes.
They say after the invention of agriculture, when humans started living in large cities, we had to develop a hallucination resistance against reality.
Work The Bugs Out
That’s why agriculture was invented about 8000 BC but the big cities didn’t start popping up until 3000 BC, about 5000 years later.
During that 5000 years, we had to develop a hallucination resistance to the truth of reality, since large cities were much more complex than small tribes of hunter gatherers.
This is also based on the idea that physicists tell us that we can really only perceive about 10% of all the matter and energy in the universe.
Dark Universe Prevails
The rest, the other 90%, is made up of what they call dark matter and dark energy.
But now they are starting to believe that science itself, including relativity, quantum mechanics and particle physics is based on a group hallucination.
To keep our collective consciousness from perceiving the utter horror that is happening around us the entire time.
Self Gas Lighting
Scientists call this the self-gaslighting hallucination effect.
Those that didn’t have this instinct slowly died off between 8000 and 3000 BC.
They slowly died of insanity.
And that’s what will happen today if you turn off your filters.
Death By Insanity
You’ll see what’s really going on, and you’ll slowly die from insanity.
I finally called my friends and they told me they were somewhere else.
I went to meet them and they all agreed I was at the wrong place.
Turns out my memory was false.
I Forgot The Twist
At the end of the movie, the twist I was expecting wasn’t the real twist.
The twist I was expecting was the same twist that a first time viewer would expect.
The real twist was different.
Which I didn’t remember until after I saw it again.
Like Pancake Batter
Which gave me a funny feeling in my brain.
What I was remembering was not what happened, but my previous false expectation that was later proven to be incorrect.
Nothing on the Simpsons happened like I thought.
None of the jokes were there.
Nothing Happened Like I’d Remembered
The plot was even different.
I’m not sure where I got those ideas from.
When we were finished, my friend looked at my funny.
He said I think you have something wrong with your brain.
You think you remember things but you really don’t.
You Have A Brain Problem
All the ideas in your mind are incorrect.
Which is good, because you can watch this over and over again and never remember the same thing twice.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.