211. Critical Thinking: Brainwashing’s Implication in Education, Advertising, Religion & Government

Published in 2004, Kathleen Taylor‘s book Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control looks at the history of brainwashing as we know it through the lens of neuroscience and psychology, defines the spectum of ‘brainwashing’ from persuasion to aggressive thought reform,… Read More

208. Critical Thinking: Why You Believe You’re Right Even When You’re Wrong

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203. Joel Osteen on Overcoming Setbacks, Thoughts, & Enemies

11 takeaways from this video:

Our rational mind is always looking for evidence to support our dominant beliefs… the stronger the emotion, the stronger the belief, and the greater the tendency to seek out supporting evidence. This confirmatory bias is why we often… Read More

Reach inside and pull from the hearts of your audience. Pull from scripture (religion), songs (that they have sung together), and use those as a device to connect and resonate with your audience. Painting a picture of a… Read More

Almost everything is relative. Consumer.ology by Philip Graves

Transferrence of fear and self-loathing to an authoritarian vessel; it’s catharsis. He absorbes their dread with his narrative. Because of this (the preacher) is effective in proportion to the amount of certainty he can project. Certain linguistic anthropologists… Read More