Higher Is Better
Most animals live in hierarchies.
The ones that don’t are more of the loner types.
Like bears or sharks.
Animals that live in hierarchies do so because it’s much more efficient that way.
One way to think of groups of animals is as a singular organism.
For proto-humans, and later humans, there were an upper and lower limit.
The group had to be as big as possible.
Safety in numbers, hunting, avoiding predators, etc.
But the bigger a group got, the harder it was to get food.
A group of 100 people had to get TWICE as much food as a group of 50 people.
This was not easy.
Two Birds One Stone
Getting ONE big animal was the preferred strategy.
This required teamwork.
We can do an imaginary split test to see.
We’ll imagine a teamwork tribe and an “every man for himself” tribe.
The every man for himself tribe, whenever they saw a big animal, would all RACE to see who could get there first, and try to kill it.
This would NOT be an effective strategy.
A teamwork tribe would be much more effective.
A hierarchical teamwork tribe.
One guy calling the shots, and others following orders.
Like a QB calling the plays.
They see an animal a ways away.
The QB sends a few guys to sneak around to the other side of the animals.
The smallest, quickest and quietest dudes.
A few on the other side.
And a few on either side.
So they chase the animal back to the QB and his best killers.
Once they got their prey surrounded it’s a much easier kill.
Critical to this idea is that once this hierarchy has been established, it’s pretty much set.
So once everybody accepts the QB as the QB, they’ll be much more efficient.
Imagine a modern football game where EVERY time one team had a huddle, they first had to argue who got to be in charge.
This team would be very chaotic and ineffective.
The first point is that once a hierarchy is established, it is set AUTOMATICALLY in everybody’s mind.
This is pretty simple when there is a clear objective.
Modern sports teams, companies, etc. follow the SAME rules as ancient hunters.
But modern authority, the top of any hierarchy is pretty contextual.
The top engineer at work is NOT going to be the top guy on the softball team.
When there IS a clear objective, hierarchy and authority within that context doesn’t stay the same outside of that context.
But what about when there ISN’T a clear objective?
Or when various people have COMPETING objectives?
Like when you’re hanging out with your buddies in a social situation?
Or if you’re trying to sell something?
It turns out it’s pretty easy to build “general social authority.”
For one reason, very few people have ANY authority.
Most people’s go-to response is look OUTSIDE of their brain for authority.
So, why not BE that authority?
Build authority over yourself, your thoughts, your life and demonstrating to others will be easy.
And it will be very easy for them to follow you.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.