NO ESCAPE FROM REALITY: FALSE
There is a complex structure of connected elements, shapes and planes in many directions, where your brain freely surfs when you are dreaming. Yet, we see only the endings in the form of elements occupied by its dynamic values when we are awake. Personal opinions of any person are based only on those surfaced and temporary values, often taken from a random mixture of perceived inputs and experience.
Do you know what does it mean? The whole concept of opinion diversity and discussion is a lie. Opinions are personal attitudes, tastes and educational efforts about the truth. Any unique approach to the truth makes it less relevant and the view of reality invalid. Sounds hopeless? On the contrary, there is an escape from this!
I don't support the concept of opinions much. I prefer to call them tastes or preferences. Opinions can be attacked or questioned. You can be humiliated or even punished or killed for having an opinion. Opinions are false outputs of generalised cognitive evaluations of reality. Not different from tastes, that are surprisingly considered right as a matter of the personal style. You can be criticised for a lousy style but not questioned as a good person, even if your tastes are awful because no one has the right to challenge you as a personality. The personality is a scientifically proved parameter of human beings differences.
HACK 007: THE SECRET OF FAKE NEWS
Opinions are the same category of personal outputs as tastes. They look like something that should turn other people to move, enrich, offend, hurt, change or please other people, but they are entirely irrelevant. Their value is valid only for involved individuals. They are not universal. They are: false. If anyone is affected by receiving your opinion, he/she/whatever is affected only by perceiving your personality with the very natural parameter of being different. Everyone can choose freely to absorb or not a part of your personality. Are you feeling enriched? Good choice! Are you feeling hurt or offended? Well, you must know that personality fragments like this taste terrible. You are not retarded. Do you remember meals you dislike? Well, you are also able to recognise bad tastes of particular personality fragments. All opinions of the world are nothing more than false individual evaluations.
The defining principle of life is it tends to be spread by multiplication. If you multiply yourself, you multiply your chance to evolve and adapt. The urge to make someone the same - in something considered to be important - copies the sexual desire to melt with someone who brings a value I feel missing in me and dispatch our offspring to the realm around before my lifespan expires. The content itself does not ignite our effort to spread our preferences. This content is right, that is different and wrong - this is a fake explanation we give to ourselves and others. In fact, we know that nothing will change in the universe after someone accepts our argument and begins to spread it. We are doing it to inject our memes - tracks of our existence. We increase the chance that something from us prevails when our mission here terminates.
When you are arguing with people, it's the same like to have sex with them. You consider them attractive enough to invest your time and try to inject your memes into them. You are naked, not within the meaning of your body, but you uncontrollably release your stances and emotions (you are usually angry, disgusted or offended). When you hate someone, you are obsessed with the person in a very similar way you love someone. The core intention in your amygdala - your instinctive reptile part of the brain - follows the same pattern of spreading your most precious pieces or preventing something to be an obstacle in your spreading.
Maybe I underestimate you, but I don't remember persuading anyone in an argument or a discussion to accept my stance. Logical or educative arguments don't work here. Of course., because it's not about logic. It's about our transformed sexual instinct to melt with someone carrying something we are missing - the opposite opinion. I bet you usually argue with people you don't like or consider to be idiots - and now, you are not pleased too much with the idea you are somehow sexually attracted to them. Ok, imagine you start arguing with someone you dislike, and the person adapts to any of your requirements immediately. Isn't it somehow weird? Empty? Making us unnecessary? Admittance is not the reaction you expect at all. You are doing it because you desire A REACTION given by resistance of the opposing subject.
Now, you know how it works. How can you exploit it? If you are not fond of enjoying a discussion only and want to use personal stances to meet your objective, don't change the person. Use differences the subject carries to be a part of a mosaic you build. You can even feed any different opinions in people to distract their attention from a vector they are unconsciously serving as its part. You can quickly build a narrative initiating an opposite position of it. Fake news works this way. The real target group of fake news are not people supporting silly ideas they find in this. Uneducated and poor people following calls of simple concepts are not an issue for those who manipulate. Fake news is fabricated to look stupid but contains parts of truth in weak correlations. The implemented psychological measure aims to trigger a reaction in educated and intelligent people, who keep their inexhaustible mission to feed the trolls and correct their corrupted meaning. Fake news critics are angry at their stupidity but expectedly serve the purpose. They also mocker brave individuals who find some truth elements in fake news and prevent the target group from adapting any idea that is not in opposition to fake news.
Giving your attention to anything, you are showing respect, importance and purpose to its existence. Without any reaction, there would be no action. Do you want anything ceasing to exist? Ignore it. Don't feed it. Don't react in any way. To be sure I am not misleading you; we are now speaking about your reaction to ACTIONS, not to problems. Problems are here to be solved. Actions are here to be reacted - or NOT. Activities initiated by intentions to create problems are successful by a reaction to them. If you don't hear someone trying to blackmail you, you are immune to being blackmailed. Don't react to gossips you don't like. Do not justify. Do not correct anything you see wrong if it is in the early phase of the initial action. Reactions are consequences. Activities without reactions are without effects.
IMAGINE YOU ARE CALLING YOUR MAMA. YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A CASINO BEFORE AND NEVER EXPRESSED ANY INTEREST TO GO THERE.
YOUR MAMA PICKS UP THE PHONE, AND YOU TELL HER: "MUM, I PROMISE I WILL NEVER LOSE ALL MY MONEY IN THE CASINO."
HOWEVER YOU ARE PRESENTING YOUR NEGATIVE STANCE ON GAMBLING, YOUR MAMA WILL BE HORRIFIED NOW.
TO DENY SOMETHING MEANS TO RECOGNIZE IT TO BE PRESENT IN YOUR REALM.
TO DENY SOMETHING IS TO GIVE YOUR POWER TO STRENGTHEN ITS EXISTENCE.
TO DENY IS TO RESPECT.
IGNORE OR BE CHANGED
HACK 008: THE STOIA
This technique might be complex or mind-blowing to some of you. To perform it successfully, you should abandon your natural need to present your viewpoints and persuade others about your truth. First, it may sound crazy to you, but the power you gain is unprecedented if you make it. You can feel waves of relief and freedom pulsing through your body. Don't worry; you can make anyone following any of your statements later, consciously using much more effective and sophisticated tools than the discussion and arguments. I am also not asking you to permanently change your values, philosophy, principles, pride or any other part of your individuality. All I am trying to hand over to you is enhanced perception of a subject (system) you want to inject with your influence and stay immune to feedback, backed up by your evaluation STOIA. You may also examine anything without danger of being affected by revealed parameters and values, distorted in your conclusions, or experience undesirable feedback in your responses.
In plain English: You observe something because you have the interest to do so. Your claim can be affected with revealed parameters due to your response to irrelevant values you find out doing your examination. To initiate such reactions is the elementary principle of manipulation. If you train yourself in paying attention and giving a shit simultaneously, they cannot manipulate you. You are also able to build compelling manipulating narratives of your own.
The mind hack I am trying to explain to you right now is much more profound and powerful than may appear. You may find out that some aspects of your tolerance being a lie for the first time. Originality doesn't mean diversity of identical elements. Every element, including every person, is unique, but every parameter of any part has a value with a different impact on a subjective perception of it. You are unique differently for your mama and your scammer. I know it's OBVIOUS. The trick is not in revealing what is presumable but in its acceptance and implementation to your calculations in a cold manner. Imagine the elections - everybody knows that giving a vote is sponsorship of liars racing. The hard part comes when you realize this statement is not cynical but accurate in the core principle.
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR BRAVENESS TO SKIP CHECKINGS OF OTHER VIEWPOINTS AND FOLLOW YOUR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO NEED TO TUNE YOUR INPUTS ACCORDING TO PRESENT FASHION, HASHTAGS, FEARS, TABOOS, CONFORMITY, GUILT AND FAKE SYMPATHY, ESPECIALLY GIVEN BY VIEWPOINTS IRRELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES. IT'S MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC WHAT THEY NEED OR EXPECT TO MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD OR INVOLVED, BUT KEEP THEM OUT OF YOUR TRUE MEASURES.
YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR DECISION IS RELEVANT AND WHEN IT IS NOT. BE HONEST TO YOURSELF; DON'T PRETEND HONESTY IN YOUR ACTIONS AND INTENTIONS IF THEY ARE NOT CLEAR, TO EXCUSE IT TO YOURSELF VIA "ASKING FOR OPINION OR FEEDBACK".
Particular values are VALUABLE in a very different way to every other interacting element. Differences in evaluability among involved or observing subjects are represented by INTERESTS, RELATIONSHIPS, OPINIONS or DIRECT RESPONSES. Parameter values may be perceived as irrelevant, desirable, pathological, necessary, rare, demanded, provoking, defining, numeric etc. There can be an evaluation of any kind, but most of them are entirely irrelevant to the subject (element) whose parameters we observe. Some of them will be closer to reality, but I mean YOUR reality. There is no stable and universal reality in anything. Even scientific research doesn't reveal some "universal truth". Science brings you closer to validate your perception of the examined subject, but the validated parameter can be irrelevant to questions you have about it.
Opinions and conclusions are not equal. Expertise is better than an opinion, but two experts may have different views, one of them being the better expert at the moment, but you can never know which one it is. Something perceived to be RIGHT can be totally invalid or even pathological at ANY TIME. You can never be sure you know the truth. You know nothing, Jon Snow. Despite this, your evaluation is BETTER than input given by any other person at ANY TIME. You know your interests best. You know your possibilities best. Ask for the information, not for an opinion, if there is no relevant correlation, suggesting someone's idea may be valid this time. This time! It can be invalid at any second with new information input. Remember the CONSISTENCY.
DO YOU THINK IT'S IMMORAL OR INHUMAN?
NOT AT ALL. THERE IS NO RESPECT IN FAKING YOUR CONSIDERING SOMEONE'S INTERESTS IF THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOURS.
THERE IS NO NEED TO SHARE YOUR STANCES TO ACHIEVE A "PERMISSION" TO ACT. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DONE. NO ONE WILL DO IT BETTER THAN YOU.
IGNORE ALL TOPICS OF POPULAR FASHION IF THEY ARE INCONSISTENT WITH YOUR INTERESTS. PEOPLE USE THEM TO FIND WHO IS "OK" AND WHO IS NOT.
PERFORMING THE BEST ADAPTATION TO THE FACTS, FULLY AWARE OF DIFFERENCES AMONG PEOPLE, IS SOMETHING MORE THAN A PRAGMATIC BEHAVIOUR OR MACHIAVELLISM. WITHOUT THE DISTRACTIVE NEED OF SHARING COMMON VALUES, YOU ARE FREE TO RESPECT INDIVIDUALITIES HOW THEY ARE! BY AVOIDING THE JUDGING, YOU CAN ENJOY THE TRUTHFUL HUMANITY. YOU CAN ACCEPT PEOPLE AND MANIPULATE THEM WITHOUT CHANGING THEM. YOU CAN KEEP IT YOUR WAY WITHOUT A BURDEN OF GUILT (OR KARMA, IF IT IS YOUR BELIEF).
HACK 009: BE STEADY WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURE
Unless you cooperate with someone at the same level, being stoic to opinions and acting from others allows you to respond in a relevant and pragmatic way. Working like that is not selfish - it's leading, dominant, influential and robust. It can be even helpful for others if you want to lead them to accomplish a team objective. Imagine a ship captain: He knows he is not right every time, maybe unsure in some decisions he must take, but he must ask for reports and give orders. Not discuss the charges! The crew needs to feel a strong determination and follow the orders without questioning them to perform as a team. Their tasks are elements of a system that allows the ship to sail, and everything goes best if they focus on doing their best in their part. It's you who manages and updates the system; that's why you should seem steady in your decisions even if you are not. Is it better to avoid the storm from the north or not change the direction? You can flip a coin in your cabin, but the impression must be like using some excellent skills and experienced expertise. Captains asking for sailors' feelings will face a mutiny soon.
Leadership is here as an example to show that ignorance of irrelevant opinions is not impolite but valuable for others, more than listening to them. But what if you don't like to lead? If so, you still want to be respected as an expert in fields where your expertise is relevant and as a human where it is not. When you undertake an operation, you want to hear "I am the best and you will be alright" from your surgeon. You don't want to be asked about your ideas where begin a cut on your belly or be informed about unnecessary aspects, like: "Have you considered trying it without anaesthesia? I had a patient yesterday who didn't wake from it. I don't know what they are giving in to the cocktails the last year because it wasn't for the first time." And you definitely don't want to see your doctor waiting for the result of democratic polls about your cure or catch him looking for hints in your treatment on Facebook.
BEING STEADY AND IGNORING IRRELEVANT INPUTS DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE ARROGANT AND IGNORANT TO INDIVIDUAL SPECIFICS. THE TRUE MASTERY COMES WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE TO EXPRESS YOU ARE A HUMAN MAKING ERRORS BUT KEEPING A STRONG PERSONALITY AND DECISION EFFECTIVENESS. YOU ACCEPT RELEVANT AND VALID IDEAS FROM OTHERS, YOU CAN EVEN ACCEPT CORRECTIONS, AMENDMENTS OR CRITICISM, BUT THE LAST WORD IS ALWAYS YOURS.
Humans are strange creatures. They want to spread their tastes and make the whole world be according to them, they are ready to condemn anyone for sharing different life values, but THEY HATE TO MAKE DECISIONS. They love to be advised by anyone with but a silly mandate to give advice. They search for "reviews" with the same passion they want to "fix" a person with a "wrong" stance. Decisions mean responsibilities - something very unpleasant. Many people accuse others of having malicious opinions to excuse the consequences caused by their own decisions. You are providing an excellent service to humans when you make decisions for them.
Being steady in your social role, even when you are aware of a contra-productive odds presence, gives you an impression of professionalism. Generated valid feedback makes you professional in real. Mind hacks work this way precisely: You develop their impact just by adapting them to your personality or case. They are not brute force. You hack reality synchronizing with it, not disrupting it. The balance is more significant after the performance than before it, and occasions seem more natural after you successfully execute your intentions. The result is not an illusion. It's because you tuned yourself in them.