Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rule #3: Conceal Your Intentions

 Law 3
Conceal your Intentions

"Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions.  If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense.  Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late."


Good afternoon everyone, hope everyones doing well, i've been busy with school and work but here I am to talk more about the principles of power, based on some of my own examples and using some useful quotes to illustrate my points.  Thanks again for all your great comments, I really hope that you are all learning something from reading this blog that you can apply to your everyday life to achieve a greatest sense of power within.  Writing about this helps me too, and I truly appreciate all the great comments and even the criticisms.


Look forward to a new and improved domain where I will be putting all of my blogs, perhaps adding a few more, of course, I will make them interesting and fun to read!  This is probably going to be my longest post, so tell me what you think, what you like/dislike, and I will continue to try and improve!


C O N C E A L     Y O U R     I N T E N T I O N S

We live in a world where if you ask anybody if they are fine, they will, 99% of the time, reply with a "Yes."  Even if your not fine, and feeling sad or depressed, or even angry about something in your everyday life, there is usually little point in revealing to your friends that you feel this way.

Concealing your intentions is a crucial aspect of building power, and one of the most neglected ones in my opinion.  It may sound terrible, and evil, to even consider this as a rule of power, but even those who speak out against it are often the ones who are most adept at its practice.  

Have you ever heard of a chessmaster who revealed his strategies to his opponents before a major tournament?  Or a general who announced his battle plan before waging war on his enemy?  Why do you think celebrities think of so many ways to gain publicity through seemingly random occurrences, when in fact they are creating a smokescreen to draw attention away from their true motives?  When you meet a girl that you like, you never go straight up to them and tell them directly that you love them and want to be with them, you have to learn how to play the rules of the game, and that often involves concealing your true emotions and motives.

"Keep people off balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions.  If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defence.  Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelop them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late."

Everyday when you meet people, most of them are like an open book to be read, I personally feel that at least 85-90% of the population fails to practice this law, and thus brings them a lot of stress, misfortune, and potential failure.  There are times when honesty is the right way to go about things, but it is dangerous to be too honest, since it is a "blunt object" which "bloodies more than it cuts."

Imagine, you have great plans for the future, everything is going your way, and success seems within your grasp, yet your friends and allies are doing poorly.  If asked, "How are you doing," and you go on and spew out all your plans and reveal the whole truth, whether it be to a friend or a stranger, you are actually alienating them more than anything.  Being truthful all of the time with your motives makes you predictable and altogether too familiar, and people will not respect nor inspire any fear from your actions.

Instead, you should tell people what they want to hear, tell them anything except for your true goals.  Again, this may sound perverse, evil, and perhaps cruel, but these tactics are being used against you every day, unwittingly by some, but there are other people who are naturals and will strengthen their own power base while confusing you by using these tactics.

I'm going to use the courtship example again, to try and illustrate this point.  Imagine you find a girl that you are attracted to at a club, and she is with her little group of friends.  If you go straight up to her, try to seduce her, you are very likely to fail, unless you are famous, or are really, really, damn sexy.  Instead, you should go up to her 'less pretty' friends, and strike up a conversation with them, and keep your motives hidden, which will confuse her and make you seem more radiant.  The pretty girls at the club are used to guys hitting on them and being open about their emotions, thus creating the "hot girl" force field that repels most guys easily.  If you can penetrate (no pun intended) this barrier, by applying the laws of power, you can be more successful in dating and finding partners that you are actually compatible with.

Also on a final note, since I have to go to class soon, remember that most of these laws have a reversal where applying them can lead to a negative effect.  Use your judgement and apply the laws as you see fit, but do not go overboard with our actions.

"Hide your intentions not by closing up (with the risk of appearing secretive, and making people suspicious) but by talking endlessly about your desires and goals -- just not your real ones.  You will kill three birds with one stone:  You appear friendly, open, and trusting; you conceal your intentions; and you send your rivals on time-consuming wild-goose chases"

Thanks for taking the time to read this and your continued support and comments are very much appreciated. Make sure to check out my other blogs, i'll try and update them as much as I can with the limited time I have between school and work and always keep it interesting and relevant!

If necessary, i'll add and edit more to this post depending on the comments and questions you have!



Happy blogging

35 comments:

melinko said...

well written and thought out

Mutefox said...

*takes notes* My pocket Stalin approves of your tactics.

LD said...

tks for the great read.
The way i see it you are telling us to be devious :))

James said...

I already knew a lot of this information, but it's nice to know that others like to spread the word. Good job on enlightening people!

Bryan Merritt said...

Great stuff. I wish I was half as knowledgeable as you!

Valmere said...

I lol'd at they Kanye picture

deviants0ul said...

Thanks for this - interesting post man. Keep in touch... Look forward to more.

Mr. Black said...

Got it, conceal my intentions...

*looks at hot girls*

*conceal*

Eferhilda said...

Once again you make valid and very true points that people really do need to take note of. On a side note I have that same wolf in sheep clothing pic on my comp. :)

That Which Haunts said...

ie: how to be a sociopath the guide. I am joking of course, the picking up girls part made me laugh but I cannot deny it seems to make sense. Good post, when you have the time can you give me some feedback on my last post and site layout?

Krow said...

This is awesome
Can't wait till the next post
you really know your stuff!

Joscelin said...

kanye is a fat joke

boss said...

wow seriously whats your iq like 30000@@@@@>!! haha thanks for the cool read!! sharing the love!

Crunky said...

i'll agree with this...

ShredGuitar said...

Very nice.

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Although I was aware of some of these points, I was completely ignorant to others. Thank you for this. I also love the picture of the wolf :)

anon1337 said...

These are some awesome posts, very well thought out and just a good read.

jswerd said...

good read dude

Quinn Electronics said...

This is an excellent blog.

Geek's Paradise said...

A very will written and informative post. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks!

Travie said...

Wow, excellent points there.

Smokey Doja said...

You weren't kidding when you said this was gonna be a long post. haha. It was none the less well laid out and an interesting read. I like the whole theme behind it.

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

Nice! its funny because you wrote what i see people do naturally, and it makes sens!

Whitewolf Starr said...

I think you have the right idea

Big Hoss said...

i love kanye

My internet explortion said...

This is so true I love it no one will no my intentions if i can have something to do with it.

The Juice said...

good read 3;|

melinko said...

looking back on this again some of the best advice ever

Saryn said...

The art of the troll, otherwise. Good information as always!

Janus Kane said...

Power may corrupt, but only absolute power corrupts absolutely. I feel you though, my friend. People will try to make you feel guilty for knowing more, and using that effectively. But the sad fact is, those same people would do the same thing. And you can't sit down and explain something like social constructs to everybody you meet...

I could go on, but in short its very frustrating trying to be a hero, and being seen as a monster. Makes me wonder if half that corruption is just our jealousy...


Oh, right. Bluerad my brother, it sounds to me like you don't want to settle for a skanky girl. Don't settle mate, your clearly better than that. The best advice I can give you is to change your scene. Find places that you enjoy, and find girls there. Alternatively, online dating isn't as cliche as a few years ago. Thats pretty much a gold mine for lonely chicks who are tired of the wrong guy, just like you... Err, with the wrong girl.

As to carrying it through... Girls generally want more emotional contact than your average male, while us boys require a higher sense of companionship. If you find a girl you like, and want to build something with her, you cant try the triple shot. That is, make her laugh, ask questions, and teach her something new and interesting. If you can't make her laugh, chances are you wouldn't do well together ;) Questions build a solid connection, and make her want to open up to you. What your doing is building a base, and planting a seed within it. By keeping her answering questions, she is in fact admitting she likes talking with you. This doesn't guarantee a date, but it does guarantee conversation. The third step will cement a bond between you two, and keep you in her mind.

Giving out general advice with flirting is kinda tough ;) Msg me on the forums sometime mate with details, if I know the chick, I can be of alot more help.

Thanks for the comment mate, you always put thought into them and thats more than most could say ;)
-JKane

Sean said...

Excellent.. I wonder where you get all this from, very good read!

Home Alone Stoned said...

haha nice post

Joebloggs said...

good material poster!

gamefreak3335 said...

this is a very good post i think i do this a lot.

Luna79 said...

Wow, excellent points and advice!