Tale of Two Teachers
When I was in junior high school had two science teachers. Both of them were completely different. The first guy is what you might expect a science teacher to be. A junior high school science teacher to be. He was kind of a typical doofus geek type of guy.
He was a biology teacher. What made it even worse was he was 0-2 on field trips. He kept trying to plan this field trip. We would go out on this boat and take some type of samples from the ocean and come back to the lab and study the samples under a microscope.
Both times we would start to go out in the boat and both times we had to come back because the ocean was too rough. I guess if you’re a boat captain and you have a group of schoolkids on your boat their criteria for smooth sailing has to be a little bit higher than normal because kids tend to have parents that get angry if their kids die on a boat trip.
Happy Go Lucky Prankster
The second junior high school teacher was much different. He had a much different personality. He was very cocky very tall very extroverted. He was always playing pranks on the other teachers, so he was like the cool teacher and it seemed important to him to always be like the cool teacher.
He would always tell the stories about his own history and he would always tell the stories and an attempt to illustrate the scientific principle that he was teaching. The stories were always very very colorful.
One of my favorite stories was when he was in college and he and his buddies were on top of this cruise boat that goes around in the harbor that people rent out for birthday parties and weddings and retirement parties. He and his friends would run back and forth across the top of the boat.
Rock The Boat Baby
What they were doing as they were trying to match the natural residence frequency of the boat. Pretty soon the boat started rocking really really wildly back and forth. So much that the people underneath couldn’t see them running back and forth yet they could see that the boat was rocking.
They could also see that was a very clear day clear sunny day. No winds, no rough seas, they had no idea why the boat was rocking. Perhaps they thought they were being attacked by some kind of sea creature.
That’s always been my favorite subject in science, the idea of resonance. The idea of finding out the resonance frequency of some type of system and then applying that same resonance frequency to the system and that creating is very very wide oscillations in that system.
Soldiers On The Bridge
The most famous mythological case of resonance gone wrong is the soldiers that were marching across the bridge and they happened to be marching in the same cadence as the resonance frequency of the bridge the bridge broke they all died.
This is something they tried to reproduce on MythBusters, but they were unsuccessful because they tried to create this robot army of marchers. They weren’t capable of of marching closely enough with one another enough like humans do so they couldn’t prove they couldn’t disprove this myth.
Another idea from resonance theory is how singers can break glass with their voice. A lot of people misunderstand this phenomenon. They believe that the singer needs to have a very very strong very very powerful voice to break the glass. But in reality all they really need to do is hold their voice, hold the pitch of their voice at a very precise level to match the resonance frequency of the glass.
Glass Breaking Resonance
It’s not the ability of the singer to hold a strong voice that breaks the glass is their ability to maintain that exact specific pitch without wavering for long enough to resonate the glass and break it. This is interesting from a scientific perspective.
It’s kind of troubling if you try to apply this to the law of attraction because the law of attraction says if you resonate a frequency, the universe will give you back at that same frequency. But what if this is just as difficult as breaking glass?
What if it’s not the strength of your belief that does the trick? What if it’s not the strength of your belief that does the attracting? What if it’s the specificity of the actual belief? What if it’s the actual clarity of the belief that you hold without wavering?
Unwavering Clarity Of Belief
Not the strength of your belief but the clarity of your belief. What if you don’t know exactly what you want? What if in order for the law of attraction to work you have to know precisely and exactly what you want without question, with unwavering certainty, with unwavering specificity?
What if it’s just like breaking glass? What if attracting things is just like breaking glass? What if just like breaking glass you have to be able to hold a very specific unwavering frequency for a long enough time for that frequency to do its job of resonating with the other system. What if when you create things with the law of attraction, what if you have to create a very specific frequency of what you want?
What if the reason most people can’t do this is because most of our brains are filled with all kinds of different thoughts at all kinds of different times that are all interrupting with one another.
The Map Is Not The Territory
Fundamentally this is one of the biggest problems of science, because our language is not equipped to describe most science. The long slow evolution of mankind of animals, the big space of relativistic physics, the very small subspace of quantum physics.
All of these things cannot be described in human language so we are forced to describe them using metaphors. The problem with using metaphors is we start to believe that the metaphors are actually the science itself and not an explanation of an underlying scientific principle which our brains cannot hope to understand.
One of the problems with the second junior high school science teacher was that his stories were so colorful, his stories were so interesting that we frequently remembered the stories themselves but we couldn’t remember the underlying principles that he was trying to use the stories to explain.
That Reminds Me Of A Story
He would start to teach this scientific principle, he would start to tell a story that he hoped would illustrate the scientific principle, but then we would remember the story because it was so colorful, so entertaining and we wouldn’t remember the underlying scientific principle.
The reason my biology teacher, the first kind of doofus guy, was probably the best teacher I ever had was because he did something that no other teacher had ever done. He taught us DNA. He tried to teach us how DNA worked any give us a test and we all failed.
Instead of getting angry at the students, he got angry at himself. He figured I must have taught this incorrectly, that’s the only explanation. If I teach something and then everybody fails the test I must have taught this incorrectly.
Trial And Feedback
Instead of getting angry at the students, he taught that same lesson over again. Except the second time he was very careful to develop a very close feedback system, so when he taught it he made sure we understood it as he taught it so when we took the test a second time we all got good grades.
I’ve never had another teacher in my life that did that. Tought something, got a bad result and realize he needed to do this again. Because that’s essentially what science is. Keep doing something over and over again until you finally understand something.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.