Daily Archives: February 21, 2014



Persuasion: n. getting agreement that a goal(s) is worth achieving

Before trying to persuade someone you have to assess who you want to persuade, about what, how you will persuade, and when you will attempt persuasion.


Whom do you want to persuade?

If you are in a position of authority over someone then you will have more success in persuading that person. If you are the boss with expertise then you may be very persuasive about job related issues but not necessarily in topics or opinions outside the job sphere.

If you are a parent authority figure then you will have a greater probability of persuading your offspring even though realistically you may occasionally have to use some coercion or the threat of punishment to get them to do what you want.

If you have expertise in a field or are in a position of authority then your relevant opinions will be more respected and your persuasive powers will be greater.

You will probably also be better able to persuade your spouse or close friend with whom you have an honest, sincere, and trusting relationship. Close associates who may admire and respect you will usually be more persuaded by you than if you try to persuade total strangers or casual friends.

If you use authority figure opinions or statistics which show that most humans believe or behave a certain way then you will be more persuasive because most humans generally respect authority and want to be accepted as part of the majority or don’t want to seem like loners.


What do you want to persuade about?

You must also realize that persuading one to change a strong religious, political, or sports belief or a strong opinion will be almost impossible and not worth the effort and it is much different if you are trying to persuade someone to buy information, goods, or services from you where a human may actually have a desire, need, want, or interest in what you are selling or offering.

Persuading your spouse to do something at home like taking out the garbage out on a regular basis, spending more time with offspring, or doing you a big favor is possible but you may have to do something in return to be persuasive enough.

If you are trying to persuade someone then assess whether the persuasion will lead to mutual benefit in some way. If you can demonstrate that you gain something more than just a boost to your ego and the human whom you are trying to persuade will gain something good by being persuaded then the probability of being persuasive goes up greatly.

Before you begin to persuade first ask whether there will be any benefits for one party or both if the persuasion is successful or goes through.


How will you will persuade?

If you compliment or boost someone’s ego and make them emotionally feel good first then you will have more success with your persuasive attempts.

If you first probe the possible responses or opinions of the one whom you are trying to persuade and listen carefully to what they have to say then you may put yourself in a better strategic position and be able to fine tune your persuasive attempts to the needs, desires, and wants of the human. After listening carefully to the initial responses or opinions you may decide that persuasion may be a waste of time.

If you are confident and communicate clearly and understandably then you will be more persuasive.

If you use real life examples in the human’s life or your own to try and prove your point then you will be more successful in persuading. If you can relay an interesting story which backs up your point of view then you will be more convincing in your persuasive attempts.

If you have documented facts then you will be more persuasive.

 If you have thoroughly analyzed a problem or problems with the pros and cons and have plausible solutions to them backed up by facts then you should be more persuasive.

If you can demonstrate or show that something bad or terrible will happen if the human is not persuaded then you may be a more successful persuader.

Remember that threatening someone into doing something rather than persuading them will get results if you are in a position of authority but the human adult whom you are threatening into doing something may not be persuaded that it was the right thing to do and may resent your coercive action and their respect for you may decrease.

When should you persuade?

It should be obvious that if you are trying to persuade a human and they are too tired or too busy then you will have to pick another time to try and persuade. Also persuasion sometimes requires persistence and you may have to frequently try to persuade sometimes using a slightly different approach each time and the time that it may take before being successful may be a week, month, or even a year.

If there is a sense of urgency created in the one that you are trying to persuade then they are more likely to respond more quickly and affirmatively and this applies more to selling something to someone.

There are 13 ways of being more persuasive as shown in this great article which stresses the importance of emotional intelligence and it’s general principles.


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Mobilize the social sciences

Let’s see if we can study altruism and selfishness in humans scientifically.

What is the definition of altruism and selfishness?

My definition is-

Altruism: n. excessive selfless devotion to the welfare of others

Selfishness: n. a behavior(s) which tries to optimize a personal goal(s) with little or no consideration of another lifeform(s)’s needs

Dictionary definition is-

Altruism: n. the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.

Selfishness: n. the quality or condition of being selfish

Selfish: adj. (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.

Assuming that we are crazy enough to consider these definitions scientific or accurate in nature what next? S is the selfish variable and A is the altruistic variable.

How many ways are there of behaving altruistically?

It you start listing altruistic behaviors the examples which you may find are as many as a hundred or more.

If you start listing the selfish behavior examples then you may find as many as a thousand or more since humans predominantly behave in selfish ways.

Ok, let’s make a formula relating altruism with selfishness.

That means about 100 examples on the left side of the equation and about a thousand examples on the right side of the equation. Is an example a variable? NO!

Scientific mathematical equations should predict outcomes with a one to one correspondence.

What can you conclude by comparing altruism and selfishness as mathematical variables and what can you predict?



You can’t study human behavior because there are far too many unknown variables and the variables are not scientifically defined and any pseudo equation which you try to come up with has no predictive value whatsoever!!!!!!

When social “scientists” try to make statistical predictive statements about vaguely defined variables such as fear, anger, love, and hate and base the knowledge based on biased questionnaires from humans they are just as incompetent. Social norms have no predictive value when it comes to evaluating individual behavior.

Social scientists are not scientists but charlatans or frauds and they should all be reeducated or join the unemployment line!!!!!!

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Independent seed companies no longer exist in the US and a handful of companies are controlling the production and use of patented GMO seeds worldwide. Control the food supply and you control the humans who are dependent on it.

Terminator seeds are seeds which self-destruct after harvest and can’t be replanted and there is a type of GMO corn which was produced which caused infertility in males. These are just a few of the scary results when you diabolically play around with DNA.

The very wealthy elite do not eat GMO food but consume the organic variety.

Harvest GMO yields are not any bigger than with regular seeds and they are not a solution for increasing the food supply to a growing worldwide population.

What is the point of all this?

Well there is the possibility that in the future the unhealthy food supply will be used to control human overpopulation in an undiscriminating way worldwide.

The aim is to monopolize agriculture worldwide with patented GMO seeds.


A biodiverse natural food supply is vital to long duration survival. Monoculture GMO agriculture is a threat to the long duration health of humans in this world and if you are smart then you will support certified organic food with your hard earned dollars, eat as much of it as you can, and guarantee that your long duration health will be optimized.

SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION is a book which details the dangers of GMO’s in great detail and here is a video link to the author Engdahl’s presentation.


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