As an individual you can ignore this, you can fear it, you can decry it, you can settle for softer, gentler, more vanilla methods – or you can delve into them deeply as I have, and use them to enormous benefit. I’m prepared now to offer you the advanced, sophisticated, dangerous choice…
My purpose – one that I routinely accomplish – and one you can own too, (if you dare) is simple and, to most people, scary:
To literally hijack another person’s mind, so that we can do with them whatever we wish.
A great many transfers of money and authority – whether to the politician or an interior decorator, financial advisor, the person putting together a deal – occur because people have been unknowingly rendered defenseless.
This is important: it is NOT just that they have been influenced, persuaded, or convinced. Their natural defenses, their education – based defenses and their normal behavior, was completely shut down, just as data-hijackers bypass security systems.
However, for many people, the very thought of setting out to make someone utterly defenseless is WAY out of bounds.
I grant you, it’s an extreme approach to manipulation, the thing is if you are going to do something – like, say attempt to manipulate others, you may as well do it with extreme effectiveness, for extreme gains. This is the very liberating conclusion I came to.