There was this young female anthropologist during Victorian England that went on an expedition by herself to some island in the South Seas to study the people that lived in the South Seas.
The people that lived in the South Seas had dealt with British people before and they could sort of tell that she was a very beginning anthropologist.
They essentially made up a bunch of stories about who they were and made of these ideas about themselves that she took back with her to the United Kingdom.
The stories were about young men that had tons of sex with gorgeous young women. These young gorgeous island bunny types that loved to run around naked and have sex with everybody. They told her this because they knew it would drive all the stuffy British people crazy when they heard about them.
Social Status Contests
According to anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists one of the most driving factors in all of human behavior is social status. Either to achieve social status, to demonstrate social status, to maintain social status or defend our social status.
This is because all the way back from when humans split off from chimps 6 million years ago, there’s always been a strong correlation between social status and sex. This means every generation can be seen as a social status contest with the winners having all of the babies of the next generation.
Which means every generation of humans and proto-humans is produced by the winners of the social status contest which hold the highest social status achieving genes from the previous generation.
Nothing Is True
It’s a common idea that nothing is absolutely true. Socrates was put to death because he had the ability to prove that nothing was true when he was teaching the skill to other people and the government didn’t like this so they killed him. Marcus Aurelius, who was a very powerful orator and Roman Emperor, had the same idea that everything is opinion.
One way to look at beliefs is the way we look at food. When we look at food there is food that is healthy and there is food that is not healthy. There seems to be an inverse relationship between taste and health. Food that is the most delicious is the least healthy the food that is the least delicious is the most healthy.
We might draw a correlation to beliefs. The beliefs that are the closest to the truth are the least pleasurable to hold in our brains. The beliefs that are furthest from the truth of the ones that are most pleasurable to hold in our brains. Truth itself is something that is very hard to find.
Personal Truth Can Become False
Even something like personal truth is different in different points of time. You might say to somebody that I love you and you might mean that. That might mean an accurate expression of your personal truth but two or three weeks later your personal truth might be that I don’t love you anymore.
This is not that much different than someone saying they’re very hungry. If you’re saying you’re hungry and you’re saying I could eat a lot of food that is an expression of your personal truth. But after you eat something after you’re full, your personal truth would also be I could not eat another bite.
Not only is truth itself something that is very hard to find but our personal subjective truth as we express it in no matter how congruently we think it is it will always change over time.
It’s often believed that we have brains that are logical and drawn toward logic and scientific truth but this might not be the case.
We might have a brain that is drawn towards beliefs that enhance our own beliefs about our own social status. It might be that we tend to believe things not because they are true but because they make us believe, they help us believe, they allow us to deceive ourselves into believing that we have higher social status than everybody else.
This might be why studying difficult subjects that are more objectively true like science or mathematics is very unpleasant while talking about subjects that allow us to believe we have higher social status are very pleasant.
Famous Orgy People
Once she wrote her report about these mysterious South Sea Island people there always having orgies with gorgeous young jungle bunnies, the older respected anthropologist figured something was wrong and so they went down there. They did a more objective study of the same people.
They found that indeed these people were very much like normal people. They had normal sex like normal people. They didn’t run around having orgies. They came back and they wrote another report that disproved the previous report.
The funny thing is as though even though the previous report was disproved, people in Victorian England still talked about this as if it were true. They still talked about these serious people that were proven to not exist because it allowed them to feel superior because these jungle people had sex and everybody knows that sex is evil.
Sex! My God! Sex!
At the same time allowed the stuffy Victorian types to talk about sex something that is very very pleasant to think about.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.