Originally posted by WeRpeons
I've been "hypnotized" before but it really didn't work on me. I was kind of embarrassed for the guy who tried to put me under, because he definitely didn't put me under a trance like state. Some people are more susceptible to hypnotic suggestions. In college, I had a physics professor that hypnotized the class. Only a small percentage succumbed to his suggestions.
If I recall correctly, he said people can take themselves out of a hypnotic trance. It's supposedly like driving down a highway and how you forget the past 20 miles because your mind was focused so much on the road. You really don't lose all Considering these were high school kids, I wonder if they were pretending not to be able to come out of their trance like state. Maybe they wanted to prolong the show so they didn't have to go back to class.
My parents have been "hypnotized" to stop smoking....like 5 times.
They still smoke.
And I can absolutely see someone doing that to avoid class. Couldn't say that I wouldn't have done the same 20 years ago.
Originally posted by daynight42
If this is the effect of a hypnotist on children and they said they're especially vulnerable, then that is just even more reason for children to be potentially damaged and indoctrinated by television. TV and movies are not exactly the same as this, but their minds are very open to suggestion, and TV/movies/YouTube provides plenty of that.
You can really compare children to animals. If you don't "train" them your way, someone else will train them their way. It's probably going to be the marketers. Most parents don't mind that, though, as long as little Jimmy or Susie is quiet. Such a shame, to shove your kids in front of a TV and have it corrupt their minds.
That is one of the reasons I posted this here. It made me wonder how easy it was if this could happen. I am with you on the "training", others may call it something different but children are molded by what they are raised with. Some can break away from it, others never even try.
The mass hypnosis idea could make one paranoid about things like the television, radio, print ads, etc. These people pay BIG money to find the best way to make you WANT what they HAVE that you probably don't even need. Testing hypnosis for that purpose would not surprise me in the least. One should always pay attention to what their children are paying attention to IMO.