Do we change our minds through a process of invisible, internal argument? Retweet
Zero Aggression Project co-creator, Perry Willis, rejoins us with the following observations…
Most mental change happens subconsciously. There are four stages…
Step One: New ideas are shared with us and enter our minds.
Step Two: Usually, these ideas are instantly rejected in favor of our current opinions. But the new ideas are now available to interact with our subconscious.
Step Three: The new ideas compete with our old ideas, invisibly, in the unconscious. This can cause doubt to creep in overtime. Doubt proceeds change.
Step Four: Sometimes the new ideas prevail in the subconscious contest. Eventually, the conscious mind becomes aware of the change. We call this conversion, but the process seems invisible – except for the first part, where the disruptive idea was planted.
Our Mental Levers are designed to work on the mind subconsciously.
But first you must share them – plant ideas in the minds of others. Can you think of opportunities to share these Levers…
- Should you talk with others about the Boomerang Effect?
- Should you make a point of how greedy politicians are?
- Can you explain the impact corporate taxes have on your friend’s wallet?
- Could you tell statists to stop robbing your charities?
- Will you describe how un-generous anti-libertarians are?
- Do libertarians have an alternative to more laws and regulations? You bet we do!
Our Mental Levers are mini-articles that present key libertarian ideas in bite-size chunks. Absorb them. Use them. Share them with others.
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ZAP The State and have a nice day,
Zero Aggression Project