Friday, 30th November 2012
Mediocre minds are more susceptible to hetro-suggestion and have a stronger sense of community than a free-spirited reasoning mind. Suggestion works better on groups, communities and the unthinking, community-dependent individual rather than on the reasoning, thinking individual because groups and community-oriented individuals cannot reason.
To plant an idea, one must find a target ready to accept suggestion. An ideal target is a mind that is ready for receiving suggestion: a mind that creates its own lack of knowing, which it believes another can fulfil; a mind conditioned to revere, conform and follow; a mind in which low self-esteem and worship for the demagogue has been drummed into; a mind that has an unerasable distinction between itself and celebrity.
For the effectiveness of the suggestion, the target's judgement must be compromised by overwhelming its mind with confusion and low self-esteem. This is done by creating an elaborate paraphernalia of conflicting clichés and garden vareity banalities before ingesting the idea.
That is why these bogus methodologies have elaborate frameworks, a copious literature and their evangelists attack groups and organizations.
Straight talkers can't do that. So, they neither sell nor buy into this fad.
The beauty of it is that like every other, this too is a craft. It is dishonest, but a harmless craft nevertheless. Its harlems are either cons or self-deluded souls.
Bills are for all to pay. I don't have a problem with letting everyone earn, whatever their carft, enough to pay their bills. But only as long as . It is the mindless adherance with a religious fervor making way for oppression that I find irksome.
- The Methodology Republic
- Design Pattern Monkeys Are Monkeys
- Design Pattern Monkeys Are Monkeys - 2
- Oh, the job titles these days
- My first stage-play titled The IT Company.
- The One Method to Acting or to Learning Anything
- The Strong Idiot With the Blindfold and the Infectious Maniac
- We learnt it all in Kindergarten