Truth Or Fiction
Imaginary things can cause real responses.
This is the whole reason we have stories.
Or a storytelling instinct.
Kids growing up around campfire.
Hearing stories about ancient heroes who killed monsters.
The Greeks came up with the idea of Catharsis way back in the day.
The idea simple.
To watch a bunch of people up on stage interacting with each other and the gods.
The purpose was to specifically create a whole bunch of gut-wrenching emotions.
This was supposed to “cleanse” people somehow.
Stories are also powerful as metaphorical helpers.
The bible, for example, is filled with all kinds of parables.
Way way back before the bible, the collection of stories folks referred to were the Iliad and the Odyssey.
To relate stories of heroes to help folks make sense of the daily struggles.
Aesop did the same thing.
To help folks understand some decent advice to live better lives.
Without our ability to learn from imaginary talking animals, we’d have to learn by harsh and often deadly trial and error.
Even stories from the middle ages about vicious talking wolves that dress up like grandma so they can eat us are helpful.
Believe The Unbelievable
They wouldn’t be helpful if we didn’t believe them, at least a little bit.
If some little kid actually BELIEVED that there were talking wolves out there dressed up like Grandma, they’d be more careful.
This why we love movies, books, graphic novels, story based video games, etc.
It’s very EASY for us to slide into “imagination” land and go on an epic journey.
With our natural ability to imagine and respond to things that aren’t real, we wouldn’t have invented anything.
Some stories, though, you got to wonder.
Who the heck read this script and decided to spend money making it into a movie?
Some movies and TV shows absolutely suck.
And the funny thing is despite how different we all are, we tend to agree, more or less, on the stories that suck.
And the stories that don’t suck.
Common Story Love
At least when we have access to other people’s opinions about these common stories.
Except for ONE critical difference.
The stories you carry around in your head.
The story about who YOU are.
The stories about what you are capable of.
The stories that shape your view of the world and how you “should” or “shouldn’t behave.”
Just like every other story told since the dawn of time, NONE of the stories are true.
And just like every other story told since the dawn of time, if you don’t like it, change it.
Or make up a completely NEW story.
Stories aren’t true anyway, so why not?
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.