“When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it. They enjoy it.” – Joe Rogan, Born Aug. 11, 1967.
If you want to gather attention around yourself in a given arena or industry or market or field, find the popular thoughts and beliefs that are unpopular to say out loud.
Then say them.
This is pretty much guaranteed to get you maximum attention.
From the people who share your typically unspoken thoughts, you are a hero. You give words to their frustrations, and you're brave enough to face the consequences for it.
From the people who don't share your thoughts, they can't help but heap scorn upon you for daring to say those awful, offensive, taboo things.
Their complaints may well get the attention of even more people who fall into the first category. The “Streisand Effect” is one name for that.
Now, before you go thinking that I’m evil or cruel or whatever, let me clarify my advice here. As always, the Cult does not shy away from observations we make of bad men and madmen.
But as always, INTENT is key…
There is a “right” way to do this, and a “wrong” way.
What it comes down to is whether these unspoken “truths” you dare to speak are harmful or damaging to people.
Because if you give voice to things like xenophobia, bigotry, prejudice, and the negative beliefs people have about other people, this method will certainly still work. You'll grow and gather an audience around those unfortunately popular fears and dislikes.
No one needs examples of this. They are abundant and thriving.
But that choice hurts people both directly and indirectly. And it's dangerous, because you can't control your audience anymore when you fuel them with these feelings that can only be released through acting on those feelings.
So this is dangerous mojo.
So how do WE use this method?
Instead I recommend you focus your expression of unspoken thoughts to uncovering the things that CAUSE harm…
The things that bring people low, and keep them there…
The things that may actually help people lead happier, healthier, safer, easier, more comfortable and fulfilling lives if they could reject this self-harming, hurtful needless ways…
…IF ONLY SOMEONE WOULD SAY IT!
Stick to that and you'll sleep like a baby.
Or destroy the world. Either one will work.
Use with caution.