Free Will Illusion
There’s an interesting TV show on Netflix.
A popular German TV show called “Dark.”
About a whole bunch of time travel loops and paradoxes.
One of the underlying themes is free will.
All the characters keep running into different versions of themselves.
And all of them want to change things, but then their older versions tell them that since their future versions already exist, it’s essentially already written.
A very well calibrated story about some very deep and profound human ideas.
Some critics have called it the “Greek Tragedy we didn’t know we needed.”
One line is repeated a few times.
“We are not free, since we can’t choose our desires.”
Imagine standing at an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in Vegas.
Since this metaphor happens in Vegas, any diets or eating habits can be temporarily suspended.
So there you are, looking at all the different things you could eat.
The part of you that decides bacon is a better choice than sausage, is that part rational?
What about a different scenario.
You’re looking across the room at a bunch of cuties.
And just for the sake of argument, let’s say you have a magic app on your phone that will give you perfect game for ten minutes.
But you can only use it once per week or something.
So you can have perfect game with whatever person you choose.
So, the same question.
Who does the choosing?
Your rational thinking?
Or some kind of unconscious desire system?
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It’s hard to imagine how we possibly COULD choose our desires.
If we could, then we would all choose to desire boiled chicken breast instead of desiring double bacon cheeseburgers with extra bacon.
If we could choose our desires, nobody would be overweight.
We could all choose to desire studying algebra instead of watching time travel shows on Netflix.
But we can’t.
This is the human condition.
Not only can we not choose our desires, but we have trouble satisfying most of them.
Even worse is something called “opportunity costs.”
The things we can’t get when we choose what we think we can get.
Consider the idea of “settling.”
Something NOBODY likes to think about.
We have dated somebody a few times.
But they don’t seem to be like our DREAM lover.
If we choose them, we get them.
Stay Or Go?
And we MUST give up our search for our dream lover.
So, what to do we do?
Take what we can get, or keep looking?
All of these problems, which have been with humans since the dawn of time, can be described as the “human condition.”
Something that is, structurally, surprisingly easy to wrap your mind around.
But even better, this basic structure, this human condition, is a very POWERFUL conversational reference tool.
To talk about things most people never think about.
To bring our their deep desires and dreams.
And allow them to openly wonder, “What if?”
Do this, and people will automatically start to associate all their dream desires with YOU.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.