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What if we treated everyone as monkeys?

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  1. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    You know that old mental trick of imagining your audience naked when giving a speech? In a similar vein, to increase your success in dealing with the humans you interact with day to day, what if you imagined everyone as wild monkeys?

    Why would this help? Because think of the way we treat wild animals. We treat them with care. We know it's hard for them to understand us and easy to misunderstand us. We take especial care to help them understand our intentions. We anticipate misunderstandings and crazy reactions at any time and take it with good humor. All these are actually things you need to do with people to successfully interact with them.

    Whereas if you think of them as humans, you might make the over-optimistic assumption that they understand what you're thinking and will behave in the way you expect. This both reduces your motivation to put effort into communication and increases your frustration when they inevitably don't do what you think they should do.
     
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  2. RedBrickCigarette White Belt

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    That would get you beat up where I live.
     
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  3. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    Not monkeys, but I usually think of most people I interact with as toddlers.
     
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    GOAT tier yt video.
     
  7. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    The difference though, I think, is that thinking of everyone as toddlers might mislead you into developing a superiority complex, whereas with monkeys, you must always keep in mind the fact that they can rip your face off
     
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    Chimps are apes not monkeys. With the exception of Baboons, I like my chances against a monkey.
     
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    We do... we are already monkey in cages at zoo.
    245 years ago our govt was 3% of GDP
    Now over 50%
    ....our government has its hands in everything we do, almost nothing can be done without the consent of the government and watched even online - this post is going into a data center in Utah and will be analyzed by AI and passed to a human investigator if necessary.
     
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  11. Plutoburn Alpha booze head

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    I find that treating everyone like we have cavemen physiology with archaic culture and modern tech has served me very well.
     
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    you'd be just like fauci.
     
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    so we should treat everyone like monkeys because they might rip your face off even though monkeys dont do that, chimps do that and they are apes not monkeys and humans are also apes but they should be treated like face eating monkeys?
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    Society is fine as it is. Most people are making good money, have good jobs and are enjoying life. The unhappy losers complain a lot, that's why you hear about them.
     
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    Somebody has been wasting cycles.........
     
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    It's progress buddy........... I'm just waiting for it to hit 65% which is the magic number for a totalitarian state.......... anything above that is just gravy...........

     
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    I just automatically assume everyone I meet is an idiot until proven otherwise... pretty much has the same effect.
     
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