The Rules of Wizardry
5 Rules for the truly creative
Given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Most human beings are under the spell of social consciousness which is mainly driven by fear and uncontrolled urges. Because of this people believe lies because they are afraid it is true or, because they want to believe it is true.
Everyone's heads are full of knowledge, facts and beliefs. Most of it is false, yet they think it all true. Most people only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.
Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing.
To defend against the first rule, I must be always vigilant knowing that I too am vulnerable and never arrogantly believe I am immune. I must always be alert that I can fall prey.
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