I Got This
One of my favorite characters is from Apocalypse Now.
Later when they were getting close to Kurtz.
And they found a place that was utter Bedlam.
A bunch of guys completely shell shocked.
Jimi Hendrix blasting on the radio.
Willard and his boys show up, and Willard asks some random guy where their C.O. is.
The shell shocked dude looks at Willard and says, “ain’t it you?”
Meanwhile, some Vietcong kept screaming and shooting at them.
Then this dude named “Roach” gets up to take care of him.
This guy is a stone cold assassin.
Completely calm, no emotions, sets up his grenade launcher, tilts his just enough to triangulate where the enemy is.
Then he fires one shot, the Vietcong suddenly becomes silent.
There are a few of these characters.
Another one is the guy played by Steve Buscemi, named “Mr. Shss.”
This is one of those stone cold assassins that shows up and methodically kills whoever he’s supposed to kill.
Sometimes these guys are good guys, but often if they are the hero archetype, they are anti-hero’s more than the Spiderman or Superman type.
More like Lisbeth Salander, from the “Dragon Tattoo” movies.
They’re vicious for selfish ways, but their selfishness kind of overlaps with the general welfare of all the other “good” characters.
Why do are we attracted to such characters?
They seem to have zero fear.
They see an objective, and take care of it.
They don’t enjoy killing, but they aren’t apparently bothered by it.
Typically characters are like us, since we need to identify with them.
Normal, kind of broken, a collection of fears and anxieties and half realized plans.
They go through a normal arc, which matches the kind of normal arc we’d like to go through.
But when see these stone cold assassin types, we wish we could do that.
See an objective, get it done, and go back to what we are doing.
In real life this is possible.
Not to kill people or anything, but just get it done without any worry.
This is what happens in high level sports.
When athletes reach the “flow state.”
They are not struggling in their mind.
Their bodies are operating at peak efficiency.
Watching athletes perform at this level kind of blurs the line between athletics and art.
Watching a competition is one thing.
Two athletes, or groups of athletes battling back and forth.
Like two armies pushing each other back and forth against the field.
But watching a basketball player make it look like he’s ice skating, or watching a QB and his receiver march down the field, out of a no-huddle offense as if they are the only two players on the field, is beautiful.
You can do this conversationally as well.
Gracefully, ideally, wonderfully, and extremely attractively.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.