There was a horrific event that happened back during the sixties.
In New York.
A woman was raped and killed.
But as this was happening, a couple dozen people heard it happen.
And it wasn’t a quick event.
She was raped, but then she got away.
Then the guy caught her, beat her, and killed her.
The whole time, a couple dozen folks heard it happening.
All from their windows in their apartments.
But NOBODY called the police.
This event is in plenty of psychology books and explained in many different ways.
The basic idea, though, is everybody had the same thought:
“I’m sure somebody will call the cops.”
And since everybody had the same thought, that somebody ELSE was going to call the cops, nobody did.
This structure is very, very common.
To recognize a problem.
But then figure that “somebody else” will take care of it.
Some people pause, look at the problem and think:
“Shouldn’t somebody do something about that?”
But very, very rarely do people think:
“Hey, a problem, I’d better do something so something bad doesn’t happen.”
This proactive response is rare because most people do NOT think independently.
Most people, both today and in our ancient history, had a vague feeling that there was always an “authority” that was supposed to take care of things.
This can be utterly devastating.
Strong Man Killer
This is the essentially the structure Nobel Prize winning economist Friedrich Hayek laid out in his book, “The Road To Serfdom.”
A metaphorical situation where society is a wreck.
And everybody is waiting for somebody else to fix things.
This is the PERFECT time for the “strong man,” as Hayek described, to come in a fix things.
Then this strong man, mad with sudden authority, doesn’t fix things, he goes NUTS with his power.
Maybe this will happen soon, maybe not.
But one takeaway is that if YOU can be the one who takes responsibility, you can absolutely clean up.
If you are the guy or gal who sees a problem and AUTOMATICALLY thinks, “Hey, I’d better do something,” you can be a hero.
But even better, is there is ONE thing that is far, far more common than problems.
X Ray Vision
Problems are pretty obvious.
Everybody can see them.
But few people see problems and take responsibility for fixing them.
After all, EVERYTHING is always somebody else’s responsibility.
But this same proactive experience of reality can be applied to opportunities.
To not only see opportunities, but to take advantage of them.
Lonely ladies waiting for somebody like you to approach them and show them a good time.
Unmet market needs that can earn you a fortune.
Desperate hiring managers who WANT to pay people a ton of money to do something.
Develop this mindset, and leave the watchers and wishers behind.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.