I remember, long, long ago, watching the movie “Ice Age.”
It was a very happy experience.
My then girlfriend and I decided to watch a movie.
The movie happened to be Ice Age.
A perfectly calibrated, comedy date movie.
A bunch of cave dudes migrating with all the animals, and needing to carry a baby with them.
A good, light hearted story of the most ancient human struggles.
How to keep family and relationships and kids safe during tumultuous times.
Then there was that squirrel.
That squirrel that kept popping up, unsuccessfully trying to get his nut.
Whenever that squirrel popped up, EVERYBODY in the theater IMMEDIATELY laughed.
This is a function of human memory.
When we are studying something important, like for an algebra test, we are PURPOSELY putting information into our brain.
That is hard work.
But when we are enjoying passive entertainment, we can handle many, many threads at once.
Even though everybody in the theater was focusing on the struggles of the cave people, as soon as that squirrel popped up, EVERYBODY’S brain immediately shifted.
This is how comic relief is used in well calibrated movies.
It creates a nearly INSTANT shift in an emotional state.
But it’s also a function of our ability to quickly shift and out of emotions.
When this happens TO US in the case of a well written movie, it’s a good feeling.
But we often slip into these states as well.
You may have a highly technical, serious job.
But you can’t wait to get home and dive into your favorite graphic novel.
Once you’re back into this story, nothing else exits.
We humans bounce in and out of states all the time.
Generally speaking, we can categorize our states into two very broad categories.
Serious, and relaxing.
Serious where we work or talk about serious things with serious people.
Relaxing where we turn off our brain and let some other entity do it for us.
Books, movies, interesting conversationalists.
Another term of those relaxing states is a form of hypnosis.
Book hypnosis, movie hypnosis, video game hypnosis, storytelling hypnosis.
We humans LOVE to “be” bounced around into different types of trance states.
This is why we love movies that well calibrated comic relief.
Being able to speak like this is a very, very powerful skill.
To keep track, in your mind, of the content and seriousness and the trance like states you are delivering through your conversations.
This is a high level skill, not a magic trick.
It’s one that will take some time.
If you can learn to speak like this, to others, it will SEEM like magic.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.