A lot of people like to flex.
It is an ancient instinct.
Way back in the day, status was everything.
But status was based on what you did.
What you did that helped everybody.
The more productive of a hunter you were, the more status you got.
This is a pretty simple idea.
If you produced 10,000 calories a day by your hunting skills, you’d eat a couple thousand, and you’d share the rest.
The people you shared that with would give you admiration, and respect.
If you CONSISTENTLY produced far more than you consumed, and shared the rest, you would be pretty high stats.
All the dudes would compete to see who was the most productive.
Not because it was the “right” thing to do.
They wanted the rewards.
The high status and the sex that allowed.
The deep drive was to get status.
To demonstrate status.
To enjoy status.
Or another way say “status” is your level in the hierarchy.
If you were a consistently top hunter, you could tell people what to do, and they’d do it.
You would make decisions, and people who obediently follow you.
Another “reward” that came from massive production.
This was a perfect system.
Now, everything is messed up.
You can pretend to have high status without ever really helping people.
Be the guy who screams the loudest in arguments.
Be the goof who hogs all the conversations.
But there is a flip side to fake status.
One way we humans “flex” on each other is telling others what they “can’t” do.
“You shouldn’t talk to that girl over there, it’s not socially acceptable.”
“You shouldn’t rock the boat.”
“You shouldn’t approach every girl you see, that is not acceptable these days.”
This is very much like the crabs in the barrel.
One guy tries to climb out, and the other dudes pull him back down.
Most people are terrified of approaching attractive people.
Most people are terrified of swinging for the fences.
Most people are terrified of leaving their comfort zones.
So when they see YOU do these things, it makes them nervous.
This is when the reframe comes in.
They see you approach a girl, but they DON’T think:
“Wow, that guy has got skills I don’t. Maybe I can learn from him.”
This makes them feel anxious.
Like one day they actually might need to approach a pretty girl.
That hurts their ego.
Most Common Reframe
So instead, they take their “limitations” and turn them into an objective “rule.”
“I’m too afraid to approach pretty girls” becomes “you shouldn’t approach pretty girls.”
This gives them a two-for-one special.
One, they don’t have to every worry about approaching pretty girls.
Two, it allows them to feel superior while they try and flex on you.
Ditch these fake flexing rules and live life on your terms.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.