This post might be a bit different from what I wrote up until now. But since I always write all over the place, I guess not. Anyway, this post was inspired by the movie Now you see me 2. Because, I am a huge fan of magic and illusions, also hustling and theft movies/series.
It’s not because I’d be interested in the fact that they’re working against the law (thieves and hustlers) but the sole act of how they do it. I’m not talking about the “guns blazing bank robbery” but the carefully spectated hustle/robbery that ends up just perfectly. I like it mostly because on the biggest part hustlers and magicians use techniques that tangle and twist our perception any way they like.
So yes, you guessed it. Today I will talk about twisting perception.
I always thought it would be great if people would read my posts with Morgan Freeman’s voice in their head. It’s just because I think he has a perfect narrative voice for my topics, especially this one.
I’m writing this with his voice in my head narrating my writing.
So calm, slow yet firm and powerful.
It can be mastered and ruled.
It can be twisted and used.
It can be abused, but never beyond one’s morals.
Hypnotists know and use that. They juggle people between their conscious and subconscious perception in order to get the effect they want.
It’s actually relatively easy to hypnotize someone you just have to know what you’re doing.
You just have to put suggestions into one’s subconscious mind, to make them
Touch their nose
Lick their lips
Dance like a chicken
Or do whatever else you desire them to do.
After all, hypnosis is (roughly) just an act of raising one’s susceptibility to suggestions.
It works on some but not on everyone.
Hustlers play with the emotional perception of their victims.
Magicians focus on attention.
But in the end is all perception.
Just a different use of it.
As a blogger, I think it would be great if manipulation of perception would be easy.
So easy it could be packed into a text of a blog post.
The whole post would be like a séance, where the writer/blogger would tell people
What to do
How to think
How to react
To their blog posts, or simply make them find their posts the best ever.
It would be an interesting experience or maybe some even know how to do it.
After all, humans are emotional creatures.
Our perception is mainly driven by emotions.
And writers can write emotions, so in a way whenever we read a book and feel something.
Our perception is manipulated.
We don’t mind that kind of manipulation.
But what if, writers or bloggers would manipulate us, in a way that benefits them.
It wouldn’t go against out morals because it’s good to support what you like.
It would only go against what we find acceptable on their side.
But the question here is, would we even realize that we’re being manipulated?
P.s.: Don’t ask me why I had to write this up, I just had to. But I promise you that there will actually be a post about perception. I just had to get this one out of the way first.