If you think you are not being influenced by the hypnotic choice of words in the media, think again.
Here is a short video of what appears to my eye to be a beautiful, symbolic traditional ceremony. The Reuters news agency chooses the word “Bizarre” to describe it and comments on the local illiteracy and superstition.
Here’s the text that accompanies the video ”
Jan 26 – In India’s eastern Jharkhand, villagers ‘married’ off a young girl to a stray dog to ward off an evil spirit.
The locals at Munda Dhanda village performed the ceremony as they believe it will overcome any curse that might fall on the family
Interestingly, the girl is free to get married later in life to a man without even seeking a divorce.
Superstitions are widespread in India, especially in rural areas where literacy is scarce.”
There’s quite a bit of Western arrogance and condescending judgment here. Please be aware that when you watch or listen to the news you are being subtly and or not so subtly influenced and one might even go so far as to say hypnotized.
As an NLP practitioner, it’s entertaining and amusing to see this stuff go on all around. The mental manipulation by the media is so prevalent that It boggles my mind why more people don’t learn NLP just to protect themselves from being unconsciously manipulated.
As always I welcome your thoughts and comments!
p.s. But you can’t argue with the grabbing power of that headline can you? What is it about us that is so susceptible to sensational head lines?