Is it ethical to use the science of persuasion?
I just watched a video for psychology about how to persuade people. I was wondering if you think it's ethical to use these methods to make money by persuading people to get things that I really think they would enjoy or benefit from. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdCzN7RYbw
All sales and marketing efforts are designed to persuade people.
In fact networking, dating, marriage, parenting, getting elected, and interviewing for jobs all involve persuading people to see things your way or having them do what you wish.
You're either selling or you're being sold to.
Studying psychology or taking sales training courses are about understanding what motivates people to yes or no.
The great students learn how to overcome objection or make it easy for people to say yes. Most children master this with their parents.
Several metaphysic books also espouse the ability to use telepathy or mental suggestions unbeknownst to other people to have them do as you wish. In addition to visualizing and affirming their actions in your mind.
The science of persuasion is nothing more than learning to be consciously "aware" of the evaluation process and motivations of others. Having actions of "intent" rather than flying by the seat of one's pants. Most people are on auto-pilot or sleepwalk through the choices they make in life.
They allow "happenstance" and "impulsive thoughts" to dictate choices.
There is the human way and then there is the spiritual way. Both uses persuasion and both have their merits. With a knife I can peel fruits and prune flowers, and with a knife I can stab someone. What matters in life is purity of intent; sincerity of purpose ...the Heart ...the Heart ... so meaningful!
When the Heart is right then everything flows in harmony and perfect equilibrium in all matters is acheieved. Much Love.
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