Human Origin Story
One of the most important things that ever happened in human history was the “discovery” or “invention” of agriculture.
Before that, humans had to hunt.
But then there was an ice age, and people had to worry about encroaching glaciers.
Just like in the movie where that squirrel kept trying to find his nut.
But then the ice age ended, and everything was different.
For those lucky enough to be living in the fertile crescent, life was never easier.
Tons of grains and cereals.
Which attracted humans and other animals.
Which made it very, very EASY to find food.
Living Is Easy
It’s even possible that humans figured out how to make beer and bread BEFORE we learned how to farm.
A very small number of humans living on a HUMONGOUS area with essentially unlimited food.
Food that was easy to get.
Hang out all day, eat bread and get hammered.
A LITERAL garden of Eden.
But nothing good lasts forever.
Eventually the number of people became FAR too many to live off the naturally growing stuff.
So they had to figure out how to deliberately grow stuff.
This likely took MANY generations.
The ice age ended about 11,000 years ago, or around 8000-9000 BC.
We’re Not So Smart
The first pre-Sumerian cities didn’t show up until about 4000-3000 BC.
That meant it took a few thousand YEARS to figure out how to grow enough food and maintain a fairly stable society.
But one thing changed during that time.
How humans thought ABOUT time.
If you’re a hunter, and you are hungry, you go and kill something.
If you are lucky “abundant forager” in the fertile crescent, if you are hungry, you go and find something to eat.
But once the number of people grew, to get something to eat, you had to plan ahead.
You had to do things TODAY to have food in three months.
Straddling The Now
The food you ate today was based on what you DID three months ago.
And once the Sumerian city-states figured out how to grow MORE food than they needed, this is when civilization took off.
This is when people started to specialized based on labor.
A few farmers could grow enough food.
A few metallurgists could find ore, smelt it, make weapons and farming tools.
Every step forward EXPANDED how they viewed time.
Today was based on things further and further back.
Today was to create things further and further forward.
This idea, of how to view time, is just as important today.
Because if you ONLY think about today, you might be TRAPPED in today.
Kind of like a time travel movie where you are stuck in a time loop.
How do you escape?
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.