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
All good questions, and it’s good to see you back! I’d say all of the above. The ‘stop robbing charities’ has a more sinister aspect as well, especially if you look at what is going on with the Little Sisters of the Poor. They are still fighting Becerra’s heavy handed approach, in spite of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter.