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Originally posted by TheSilentwalker
reply to post by Fraam
Yes, opened post here makes a lot of sense, indeed. As also does yours, Fraam. Both together are quite the finger snap. The shortest distance between two points is always a straight line. Rinse, repeat, adapt to e v e r y t h i n g .
tick. (red flashing clock in your brain now).
Oct282011 CHEAT SHEET #3 / The Final Chapter* — see premises #1 and #2
What happens when one tells a lie?
Say you are caught red handed doing or saying something wrong for example. Chances are, in order to spare yourself the embarrassment, you’ll be lying about it; inventing on the spot, a circumvolved story/reason that will not only save your a$$, but also (and mainly) instill doubt over the situation in your “opponent”’s mind.
Just, keep that in mind for now.
Say you have a personal belief, born from a personal experience intricately linked to said belief (and surrounding knowledge to it) leading you to some sort of epiphany.
Now, you feel compelled to share this epiphany that becomes some sort of Grail — some sort of imperative piece your belief maps around.
Chances are, your friends and relative might listen and smile, thinking how cute you are thinking about such crazy things the way you do. Although you surely appreciate their love, they obviously are not your audience, and it’s a too small audience anyway. So you have to go public.
The problem now, is how not to pass for yet another cuckoo..? There are millions of books, websites, videos, dvd’s and what not — somewhat linked to your epiphany (you learned from there), yet, not nearly as brilliant as what you just came up with.
Obviously, dropping a simple: “I’ve got the key to eternal life”, or “I know aliens are going to be here on X-date”, or “Rapture is gonna happen on X-date”, for example, is not nearly enough to gather iron credibility. So many before have tried that. So, you go smart.
Just like a lie concept (see intro)—, you make it a puzzle. You give clues. But NOT obvious. At this point, you want to be sure the audience that’s about to gather not only will have interest, but that this very one HAS to be genuine.
Using the recipe from premise #1, pitch in your skills in both using info and encrypting it. Think cipher —you may have caught the cipher bug from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, Michael Drosnin, or even (if you’re extremely skilled) from Jim Sanborn’s Kryptos.
Publish it online in a playful manner. Update regularly and wait for 'signs'. Simple, yet cryptic enough in order to entertain both curiosity and imperative mystery.
Just like for a lie, doubt is always in your favor. Pascal's wager is a fact that works for eons…
Anything that validates your premise: KEEP. Anything that does NOT validate your premise: DISREGARD. With this, stick to recipe. Feel good about yourself. “Purpose” has never had a most profound meaning to you. You have now become the game, the Gate, the Φ point.
If anything goes wrong, you are STILL victorious. You cannot lose, you would just be misunderstood. Leave the audience either with laconic message or astounding silence. “They” were not worth it after all. Belief is intact. Possibly reinforced. Maybe the clock just was not right. Think again, come back later, or not.
Note to self: “Anything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong”. Maybe spend more time digging Murphy's Law.
End of cheat sheet.
ps1: There are straight lines all over the place. Really. Even some, that people draw when they’re not even realizing it. People do behave in patterns. Their walk. Their minds. Their “free will”. Maybe that is the only ‘code’ to the human ‘mystery’…
(*) That’s just for cheeky ‘dramatic’ effect —think drum roll with a smile—; humor is a fantastic energy too
. As stated earlier, for long, this is just a g a m e.