Here’s How To Change Your Reality

Let’s start with a disclaimer so we can get the obvious out of the way. In order to change your reality you don’t need to pop acid, dive headfirst into a pool of alcohol or arrange for that quick trip to Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” you’ve got on your bucket list. Reality can be changed by changing our perception of it. As Neo finds out in the seminal 1999 sci-fi hit The Matrix, the reality we perceive does not exist outside the construct of the self:

Ten Things Guaranteed To Make You Smarter

No one dares say it but the fear that our brain is slowing down, that we miss things we never used to, that age and time are finally catching up is something we all worry about. We can stand, perhaps not being as fresh-faced or as fast to catch a ball or as energetic in the morning as we used to be. These are things that are inevitable, we know. But to think that we may be no longer as razor-sharp in our thoughts as we were in the past and not know it, is terrifying.

What You Think And What You Do

There is a direct, mental link between what we think, what we say and what we do. Language plays a dual role. Part of it is representational. When we say the word “tree” we associate it, in our mind, with an entire list of attributes that constitute a tree and its potential. At the same time we categorize it into different types of tree, some of which have different attributes to all the other types of tree and some of which are better suited at creating a forest, than others.

Your Mind Does All The Seeing

Just before his now legendary fight with George Foreman in 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali famously quipped “His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see.” He was grandstanding, as he always did before a fight but in his inimitable way he was also hitting the nail on the head.

Why Brain Analytics Is The New Frontier

Nothing can exist if we cannot imagine it. More people know the full life history of Harry Potter, the “boy who lived” than that of Alexander Graham Bell. Yet one is fictional while the other is the inventor of the telephone. What makes the former as ‘real’ as the latter is the fact that we can all agree on the knowledge we have of him, the attributes that make him into a person and the things he accomplished.

The Psychology of Social Media Engagement

We’ve now had enough data on social media engagement and its effects to know A. that it is desirable to the degree that it has become the Holy Grail of social media activity and B. That it is maturing as an activity which means that despite what technology is or is not allowing us to do what ultimately drives it are the same basic principles that drive human behavior.