The world, and how it works, can be very difficult to understand.
What makes it even worse is we all have a collection of “shoulds” in our brain.
We look out into the world, and see that it is less ideal.
We “wish” it were different.
But saying that makes us feel helpless.
“I wish the world were different, but it’s not, so I guess I’m stuck.”
Enter the “should.”
It feels much better to our ego to say, “The world SHOULD be different!”
As if we’re right, and the world is wrong.
We’re still “stuck,” but it feels better from an ego standpoint.
But what happens when you release the “should” idea and understand how the world really works?
It’s really not that complicated.
Despite how chaotic it can seem.
We are, after all, hunter gatherers living in the modern world.
And believe it or not, there is one key to truly understanding everything.
We’re told that hunter gatherers were egalitarian.
That everybody just kind of lived for the good of the community.
This is a nice idea, but it’s not true.
When Richard Dawkins published his book “The Selfish Gene” way back in the day, it shook the scientific world to its core.
He demonstrated through very careful language and scientific evidence that each individual animal, regardless of the species, is ONLY in it for themselves.
There is no such thing as “live for the common good” gene.
So why is this such a prevalent idea?
Because if you are in charge, and you can convince everybody to “live for the common good,” (which does sound like a nice idea), you get to decide what that common good is.
Embrace The Selfishness
So how do you live in a world with a bunch of selfish-gene driven people running around?
It’s actually pretty simple.
Back in the day, dudes competed based on productivity.
Who could produce the most stuff to help out the tribe.
The winners got admiration, respect, and tons of sexual opportunities.
This was based on selfish genes, but selfish genes that were OVERLAPPINGLY selfish.
I help myself by helping you.
You help yourself by helping me.
This the basic premise behind basic economics AND an ideal relationship.
An ideal collection of friends.
Back in the day, the currency was status.
Today, the currency is, well, currency.
If you understand the very basics of finance, of voluntary trade, you’ll understand EVERYTHING.
And you’ll always be the most popular guy or gal in the room.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.