I took this college class ones that sounded on paper like it would be a good idea but it turned out to be the most terrifying class I would ever take in my life.
It was billed as a interview skills class where you would learn how to answer the most common interview questions. You would learn how to come up with the best answers for those interview questions.
It seemed like it was like a good idea. You would learn about all the questions. You would kind of be able to look at the companies and reverse engineer the type of questions they might ask to be able to practice some kind of questions beforehand. So you showed up to the interview you could be prepared for whatever questions.
Scarier Than Public Speaking
It was like that but it was way way worse than I thought. The guy that taught the class was a serious hard ass. He was one of the guys that the students absolutely hated and during the class itself.
He got a lot of complaints from the students who were almost in tears and wanted him fired. This was a long time ago it would probably not be allowed today. The way he taught was he would give a couple of lectures about the type of interview questions interviewers would ask, the reason they would ask those interview questions.
I assumed before the class we would do stuff like that and we would kinda get into groups and role-play. He would role-play but it would be in a very very terrifying way. He would call somebody at random. We would have to come to the front of the class and stand there with our hands behind our backs.
Deep Fear Finder
He would go to the back of the class behind everyone and just fire off these horrific, powerful, terrifying questions. He wouldn’t let us sit down until we answered three or four of them in a row adequately.
This was way way worse than any kind of public speaking because he had this way of looking at you and knowing exactly what your deepest fears were. He would ask these horrific powerful potent questions based on your deepest fears and so you have the kind of defend yourself in front of the class.
His theory was that there is basically two types of people in the world. That no matter what they tell us about, what the politicians tell us, no matter what kind of justice system we think we have, whether we think we live in a fair society or not, he says humans are really categorized only two types of groups.
Loaded Guns and Shovels
They’ve been this way since the dawn of time and they will be this way until the end of time. That is the first group of people are very rare there very few and they’re very powerful.
The thing that makes them very powerful is they take responsibility for their situation. They realize that they can’t control their situation they realize that many times they aren’t the creators of their situation but they understand that it is their 100% responsibility to take ownership of themselves and how they respond in their situation.
They do this all the time. They do this proactively. They do this reactively. They do this instinctively. They do the subconsciously. They do this intuitively.
What Should I Do?
The other type of people are always kind of looking for somebody to tell them what to do. This type of person is always the kind of person that wants to blame somebody else for why they fail. They want somebody else to do the work of creating a fair society.
They want somebody else to do all the work of addressing their grievances. They want somebody else to do work of making life fair. They want somebody else to do the work of making a fair playing field. He says this sounds so comfortable. It sounds so natural, this sounds so logical, but it’s really a trap. A mental trap.
If you walk the earth looking for somebody else to tell you what to do, if you walk the earth looking for somebody else to do the work of making life fair, of punishing the evildoers so you can be free to do whatever you want without having to worry about the evildoers, that makes you completely and absolutely open to manipulation.
Powerful People Always Move Up
What always ends up happening, no matter how they try to build societies based on fairness, those few people that take responsibility for themselves and their actions, they will always end up manipulating all the rest of the people.
The way every single society since the dawn of time has ended up is that there’s always a few people on top and the people at the bottom always do all the work and the people on top always get all of the stuff.
The reason those people get up on top is one simple reason is they look out into the world and they think to themselves, “This place belongs to me. It is up to me to get what I want.” He wanted to train us he told us, he said when you go out to the world you realize it is a vicious world out there it is not safe like this college campus.
This Is Yours For The Taking
When you get out into the world you have to look out there and say this belongs to you. You control everything. You create what you want. You take advantage of situations as you want. Nobody is going to help you. Nobody is coming to save you. Nobody is coming to rescue you. If somebody comes to help you and save you and rescue you, they’re lying. That is the first step in a very long con that will have you working for them and them getting the rewards of your labor.
If you want to succeed in the world you have to take control of your thinking. You have to take control of your actions. You have to take control of your behaviors.
He would always go on these long rants and he was the meanest teacher you would ever have. He was not a friendly guy, but it turns out that when I graduated the stuff he talked about was actually very true and actually helped out and the more I got away in time from my college experience the more I realize that he was absolutely correct.
Best Teacher Ever
He was one of the rare teachers that actually wants his students to succeed. He actually wants them to be successful and make a lot of money. He actually wants them to live a good life and he knows in order to do that he has to be the meanest teacher he can be.
He was perfectly willing to sacrifice any kind of positive feelings his students would have for him in the moment in exchange for knowing that he was creating successful people. I think this was the main reason why he never got fired.
Invariably these students, once they graduated, they would send unsolicited letters of thanks and acknowledgment that he was the most responsible person for their success. So the dean of the college had all these positive letters from his previous students.
Sucks Now But You’ll Thank Him Later
When the current students would go on to his office in tears and complained he would just show them these letters and say, look it sucks now but he’s really really helping you have to trust him to have to trust the process. You need to realize that in order to be successful you have to toughen yourself up.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.