Lately I’ve been passively studying the French Revolution.
Turns out it is way more complicated than I thought.
A whole bunch of trainwreck events happened on after the other.
It started off with a bunch of debt by King Louis XVI.
Dude was spending tons of money on mostly failed endeavors.
Way more than he told anybody.
One thing led to another, and next thing you it was pure murderous mayhem.
Mobs running around killing each other.
Thousands getting their heads chopped off during the infamous “terror.”
Best Laid Plans
The “plan” was to change from a monarchy into a republic.
It’s kind of hard to do that quickly and more or less spontaneously.
Republics need to be built carefully and slowly.
Not by a bunch of revolutionaries running around making crap up as they go.
This is what happens when you try to do too much, too quickly.
AND it’s not really clear who’s in charge.
AND everybody WANTS to be in charge.
A kind of parallel, but much, much larger structure is the last 300 years of human society.
The path from hunting and gathering to farming was slow and gradual.
The slow increases in efficiency in farming was slow and gradual.
But then science, and nearly unlimited energy and the printing press all more or less showed up within a few hundred years.
This led to an EXPLOSION of technology, people and all kinds of possibilities.
Our brains, however, still think we’re living in the distant past.
Our instincts, our biology, our need for a cohesive narrative change very, very slowly.
Much more slowly than the 300 year explosion since the Industrial Revolution.
Way back then, things were very boring, but very stable.
Just following your instincts was a pretty safe bet.
Today, if you ONLY follow your instincts, you’ll end up in a very bad way.
If you eat whatever you want, sleep with whomever you want, change your mind what you want to be when you grow up a few times a year, you’ll be spinning around in circles your whole life.
There is no shortage of examples of people who have only followed their instincts, living the YOLO lifestyle, only to end up in trainwreck city.
The ONE skill that will help you succeed is how you CHOOSE to live.
Man vs. Monkey
How you choose to understand and manage your instincts.
Consider that your instincts are ONLY a recommendation, but recommendations by old ideas that don’t really exist.
It does take quite a bit of willpower to overrule your instincts.
But it can be done.
Your brain is a MAGNIFICENT organ, but only if you use it.
If you use your brain to be the driver of your life, rather than your ancient instincts, you stand a chance.
A chance to deliberately build your empire and dominate.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.