The following video offers six tips for getting what you want. You could think of it as a list of scientific marketing strategies, but that’s not why I’m posting the video. In the realm of manipulation, let’s just say, “Knowledge is power.” I’ve posted before regarding symbols and the subconscious, but this video talks more about ways that human behavior can reliably be influenced during this age of information overload.
Next time you’re certain that “the other side is wrong” or wonder if someone “might have an agenda,” take a step back and see if you can spot any of these techniques. Finding such techniques in use doesn’t necessarily mean the source is “bad” or purposely trying to brainwash you … BUT … recognizing the techniques in use can help you to remain objective as you make your own informed decisions.
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi