Self Awareness Deception
Once I had to go to traffic school.
Where you avoid getting hit by a moving violation, so your insurance doesn’t go up.
You still gotta pay the fine, but at least nothing goes on your record.
The teacher I had was pretty interesting.
A lot of insights into what it’s like to be a traffic cop.
The kind of people the let off from tickets.
And for this particular cop, it wasn’t the hot ladies.
It was the guys that didn’t get angry, but made a legit funny joke about the situation.
For him, if you could make him laugh BEFORE he wrote out the ticket he’d let you off.
But he also said something that really stuck with me.
Something about human perception and memory.
And that is when they have a witness to an accident, they always ask:
“Where were you looking when you HEARD the accident?”
Reverse Engineering Brain
Because according to his experience, most people HEAR the accident before they see it.
Then they turn there head and see the aftermath.
THEN they imagine they were looking at it when it happened.
This kinds goes along with what neurologists say about our self awareness.
That one function of our self awareness is as an AFTER THE FACT storytelling device.
Something happens, we respond instinctively.
THEN we make up a legit sounding STORY about what just happened.
Cialdini talks about this in his books.
That we are influenced by things OUTSIDE of our conscious awareness.
But then we make up a story about why we did what we just did.
But we believe that’s the real reason.
It Worked On Me!
So when we try and use that reason (which we think is the real reason but really isn’t) to persuade others it DOESN’T WORK.
Cialdini’s angle is that persuasion is indeed science, but it requires we first accept that our conscious awareness isn’t the chooser.
Our subconscious is.
So when cops ask, “Where were you looking when you heard the accident,” it’s a very quick way of checking if they really SAW it, or if they only THOUGHT they saw it.
He further explained that eyewitness testimony of ANYTHING is the weakest of evidence.
What does all this mean?
Consider these questions:
Custom Made Memories
What if all the memories that make up who you are aren’t as accurate as you think they are?
What if you’re entire past is made up of inaccurate memories?
Not completely false, but inaccurate interpretations of events?
Sure, maybe that person really DID that.
But what if it didn’t really mean what you thought it meant?
And what if, you could go back and RE-WRITE those memories?
And what if you did this slowly and consistently enough, you could build in a complete new set of skills?
What would THAT do for you?
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.