All Is Opinion
Humans are hard wired to engage in “idea contests.”
This is a holdover from our ancient past.
Whoever had the best ideas to survive had the highest authority.
Because they provided the most valuable stuff to the tribe.
Safety, food, leadership, etc.
They gave stuff, and they got stuff in return.
Today we can only find faint echoes of that.
The greatest novelists get the most money.
The best musical performers make the most money.
The best athletes get the most fame and recognition.
The best comedians get the most fame and recognition.
Way back in the past, the stuff the leaders provided was necessary stuff.
So you wouldn’t die of starvation.
The stuff most provide today is really only entertainment.
To keep us from getting bored.
Idea Cage Fight
If you pay close attention to any argument on TV or popular podcasts, they are really just “idea contests.”
They are not carefully laid out arguments based on logic.
Regardless of what the conversation is about, it’s almost always in the form of an idea contest.
My idea is better than yours.
One guy will explain an opinion.
They other guy will say, “Yeah, but what about this other opinion?”
Even worse is they try to make their opinions sound like an objective truths.
If two people have two different opinions, and they both recognize them as being opinions, it’s hard to win an argument.
But if you can convince people that your opinion is an objective fact, then you can say, “I’m right and you’re wrong.”
Now, what does this have to do with anything?
This is all driven by the mysterious human ego.
An expression of our opinions is driven by our ego.
Anything in the form of, “my opinion is better than your opinion” is a function of our ego.
This almost always creates an ego battle.
A idea contest.
We feel somebody else expressing their ego and it’s a very strong instinct to express our ego in response.
But just knowing that everybody has an ego is a golden opportunity.
To carefully elicit their ego-opinion of a very specific way.
With some very careful language patterns.
And keep your ego off while you very carefully and specifically build up their ego.
This will give you an incredibly amount of power.
To them, it will feel like the most wonderful drug ever.
Which will make it very easy for you to persuade them.
Or to seduce them.
And get them eagerly doing whatever you want.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.