Born Again Cursing
A long time ago, I worked in a lab with a couple of other guys.
One of these guys was a born again Christian type.
He used to be a hard drinking, lady chasing type.
But then he found Jesus, got married and settled down.
And he wasn’t shy about sharing his story.
And he tried really hard to not cuss.
In fact, in the couple years I worked with him, I only heard him cuss a handful of times.
One of those times, the other guy and myself were sitting in the office, and we overheard him cuss very loudly, and knock something over.
We went out, laughing, to see what the deal was.
“Why’d you hit that?” My friend asked, smiling.
“I was mad at it…” said the Christian.
Another time, an even longer, long time ago, I was looking for my keys.
Maybe In The Wall
I was late, and I couldn’t find them.
And my apartment was a mess because of a party that my roommate and I had the night before.
Don’t remember what the deal was, but I was losing my temper.
Finally, exasperated, I punched the wall.
Found my keys and left.
Later, my roommate asked me why I punched the wall.
“I couldn’t find my keys.”
“And you thought they were in the wall?”
Clearly (and cleverly) making fun of me.
This is one curious trait we humans have.
Getting angry at inanimate objects.
Now, you might not punch walls or kick over furniture, but unless you were raised by some old school Buddhist monks, you’ve likely experienced this as well.
Getting angry at an inanimate object.
Why we do this?
One theory is that long, long ago, when we were hunter-gatherers, this was a benefit.
Our environment, often other animals we wanted to eat, was very, very UNFORGIVING.
So getting ANGRY at our environment was helpful.
The anger gave us energy to direct our focus OUTWARDLY toward our environment.
Like an automatic reserve tank of energy.
We tossed our spear at an animal and missed, we got ANGRY.
Angry at the animal, which would give us energy to chase and punish it.
So we could kill it and eat it, and not starve to death.
This worked fantastically back in the day.
Today, not so much.
Like most of our other instincts.
What worked back in the day can do the opposite today.
If you ask a girl for her number, and you don’t get it, getting ANGRY at her will only make it harder the next time.
If you go on a job interview, and don’t get it, getting ANGRY at the interviewer will only make it harder next time.
If you try to sell things to people, and get ANGRY when they don’t buy, it will only make it harder next time.
But if you can turn off this “externalizing instinct,” life will not only be much more peaceful, but much more effective.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.