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Facts Beat Feelings

Facts Beat Feelings


In May of 2016, I predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidency and the biggest video that I’ve ever done on this channel and since then, a lot of people have asked how I saw that coming so early on in the process and the truth is a lot of the answers are in those videos — the way that he spoke to the crowd and the way that he would choose a particular word to get it to stick in the mind of the people who are listening to him. Check those videos out if you want to know the specifics but there is a more important higher-order mindset that really led to me coming to that conclusion and it’s this — it’s facts before beliefs. In my circle of people, it was just accepted that Donald Trump was a joke candidate. No matter what happened, no matter what primary he won, and no matter what the poll said, he was not going to be the president and I certainly found myself going with the normal way that my peer group thought until I got a lot of questions from you guys saying, “Take a look at Donald Trump,” and I said, “Okay, I’m gonna take a look,” and what I saw at that point when I looked with clear eyes was that he was a serious candidate with serious persuasive skills. So I realized, and I’ve seen this in other areas of my life, that we often have these beliefs that are unfounding, right? There’s no facts, really, that support them but we cling to them because other people in our life tell us to where it’s the zeitgeist of American society. Whatever it is, it messes up our life and creates limiting beliefs so I want to talk about how you can sort of spot these and, hopefully, that will help you make a better 2017 because welcome to 2017, it’s the new year. So the first thing comes from a story from my little brother and he had this beat-up MacBook. It was an old MacBook Pro, it had a screen that could not support its own weight and will just fall on itself. It had busted speakers and, not only that, a busted earphone jack. So if you want to get any sound out of the thing, you had to place this USB card in and then put an audio phone into that and not disturb it because the USB thing was very finicky as well. The internet cut out every 15 minutes. It was an old MacBook but it was a piece of junk and at one time, he and I and another friend were sitting, we were talking and the friend was saying, “Should I get a Mac or a PC? I’m not sure,” and my brother said, “Man, you got to go with the Mac. They just work,” and I looked at him. I said, “You gotta be kidding me. That’s what the commercial says. The commercial says they just work. Your own experience every single day for hours a day tells you that they don’t work. They just break sometimes,” and I remember him looking at me like not connecting the dots. He said, “No. Mac just works.” He couldn’t pair his experience to what he was told. His belief and the facts were just not communicating and I realized that this happens over and over again in our lives to the point where it can actually be detrimental. Another story — I’m walking through security coming home from Christmas with my family to Brazil. I’m actually in my room right now in Brazil I don’t have a studio yet and I’m working on it but I’m walking through security and there’s two ways to enter into the line. There’s the right way and the left lane where there’s a bunch of signs and I’m walking, I’ve got a bunch of things, I picked the right way. I walk through and take a couple steps and the guy says, “Hey, you’re going the wrong way. You got to come back out,” so I said, “Oh, sorry man, ” and I came back out, walked around and showed my thing. As I’m doing that, somebody else comes out of the corner without having seen me, make the same kind of decision, and picks the right-hand path. The other guy says, “Hey, you’re going the wrong way. You gotta go down this way,” and the guy said sorry and does that. And I’m standing there thinking, “How many times is this guy going to yell at people for going the wrong way and for being stupid before he realizes that there is something wrong with his process?” In fact, as I walked past them, I heard them mutter, “Man, people are so stupid,” and the truth is what’s stupid is not recognizing the facts and your belief namely that people should know that the sign says, “To go this way,” are not matching up. What that guy needed to do was, “Something is busted. I need to go close down that right-hand lane so people only go on the left-hand side.” The point of this is that if you ever find yourself saying, “Man, people are stupid. They’re just not getting it,” you are probably being the stupid one and I don’t mean in a mean way because I want to help you change and I realized this happens with promotions. I see people who are diligent workers, adding tons of value to the company and they get passed over for promotions. Somebody who knew the boss better gets the job. It happens over and over and over again and they’re going, “This is broken. This is stupid. How could they possibly get it?” and what they don’t realize is that their job description is to, yes, be good at your job, be competent, but also make friends with the boss — that’s part of life is that there is a degree of nepotism. Or I’ll see people who go out — guys who look at some guy who has a girlfriend that maybe they’d like to date. He doesn’t have the muscles or the money that they think he should and they go, “How could she be so dumb to be with him instead of going… Wait a second. Maybe my blueprint for what women want in a guy is not what it ought to be and I need to adjust.” So if you find yourself constantly thinking that the world is crazy and that things are not happening as they should, pause. You probably have a limiting belief that is really stopping you from getting what you want which brings me to my second major point here of this video which is something I’ve come up against over and over again in 2016, Donald Trump’s certainly an example, which is — when you see a cultural phenomena that you just don’t understand whether you like it or not and you think it’s dumb, pause because there is something very important that you need to learn. I count myself in the group of people who are, like, when something popular comes out, I’m not always the first on board. For instance, I thought Snapchat was silly, Fifty Shades of Grey is completely ridiculous, Trump, when I first started, I was like, “This is a total joke,” Let’s Play videos, I don’t get it. Why do people watch them? I didn’t get it but what I’ve realized this year is that there is such a powerful insight that comes from looking into these cultural phenomenon and trying to understand what makes them so impactful. I’m not saying that you need to write like the author of Fifty Shades of Grey or that you need to scream like Pewdiepie in a Let’s Play video to be successful on YouTube. What I am saying is that when there is a breakout success, there is some fundamental piece of human psychology that is being hit right on the head by something that they’re doing and I’ll tell you, having gone through the video about PewDiePie last week, I learned so much for this channel that I truly believe will help expand my reach by millions of people in the next year alone. It was absolutely worth it and it’s not by becoming PewDiePie, it’s by taking the fundamentals of what works on Youtube, what captures attention and bringing them in so I can spread my own message better. So this is just to say Happy 2017, Happy New Year. I hope that you go into this new year with eyes open. I hope that you’re able to learn even from people that you might not think that you could have learned from before because I know that I certainly have in 2016 and I want to keep that going in 2017. So hopefully, that’s the last video that I do here in my bedroom in Brazil. I’m looking for a studio right now for a place where I can talk to you guys and in these kinds of videos, I will still be doing breakdowns. There’s gonna be lots more animated videos as well but I like talking to you guys like this. These are the kind of stuff where I can kind of riff and tell you stories and these fun things so hopefully more of these once I get a studio. If you have any suggestions of things that you like me to cover, go ahead and write them in the comments. Please, please subscribe to this video. There’s now a little bell I believe that is right next to the subscribe thing. If you want to see us on the homepage, you gotta hit the Bell. If you don’t hit the Bell, we might not show up on your homepage — same thing on mobile, there’s that little bell. I’m sure you’re hearing about it now because everyone on YouTube is curious about it so if you would and you want to see our stuff, hit that Bell and you get more of it and I will see you as always in the next video. Happy 2017.

Comments (100)

  1. Alot of people saw it coming . Sorry

  2. I’m happy that he won

  3. You get it done-please come to Rhode Island. Characters here are worth studying. Nathanael Greene. John Chafee. Peter Marshall (the pirate). Scores of others.

  4. Probably one of the best channels on YouTube. Thanks for sharing the good stuff.

  5. Insert Nelson's laughter here.

  6. BUt Trump lost the popular vote! What you are talking about should be important in popular vote; Trump won the electoral college vote, not the popular vote. So you were actually wrong.

  7. Are you Brazilian?

  8. very. big. smile. super. uncanny, dude, wtf…

  9. I really hope you didn't support Trump, dude, because look at what's happening now.

  10. Imagine being his girlfriend or wife. It will be like being under a microscope 24*7

  11. This sounds like the Left on how they view Trump supporters

  12. It's a shame that now, feelings are all Trump supporters seem to be able to muster up.

  13. So can someone explain what is useful about Gender Theory, because that's one modem phenomenon that I just don't get…

  14. 1:00: so, do you think the problem is someone used their common sense, best judgment, intuition And instincts (their intuitive thought process), common sensed their way to a conclusion/opinion, then everyone who heard that then common sensed that was a great conclusion or opinion, without either person/group doing any research, applying much knowledge or doing any slow deep rational thought?

  15. 3:54: or maybe either humans are not very observant (they'd need to know they need to be on the lookout for a sign, otherwise they would fail to notice a sign that was in their field of vision), or you common sensed without deeper thought to go in the right doorway, and since your common sense was not expecting a sign, it failed to notice the sign. Incidentally, guards are also common sensing it – they are common sensing that the sign is so obvious that people must be stupid to miss it, failing to realise the sign is obvious to them because they were told about it or put that sign there in the first place.

  16. Oh yeah, ever been to a train station with automated ticket barriers? The number of times I see people with luggage try and use the normal barriers instead of the larger ones for luggage and buggies. so inevitably, peoples luggage gets stuck in the barriers.

  17. Say, is this a good place to say, 1: Donald Trump isn't lying as much as the liberals think he is, because to lie is to knowingly tell a falsehood or lie, and Donald doesn't usually check what is true or hoe true it is before confidently stating or doing whatever he just did. (don't get me wrong – most of his statements are still misleading inaccurate false or untrue – they just aren't lies). Also, Donald Trump is an intuitive genius and if the liberals don't understand this they will never stop him (note: intuitive, not rational or logical or knowledgeable genius). Also this doesn't stop him from being an incompetent ignorant idiotic moron.

  18. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  19. Facts beat feelings. Facts don't care about your feelings!

  20. Trump focused on victory and Hillary and all the DNC losers including all the SJW "Orange man bad" haters focused on Trump. Well done! they helped him win in the end!.. i couldnt be happier 😀

  21. I guess you applied what you learned because your subscriptions are currently 2M.

  22. Trump is great. He’s serious about making America great and white, again! Long live our KKK leader Trump!

  23. Ben Shapiro in disguise

  24. #factsdon'tcareaboutyourfeelings

  25. Trump will win 2020 again. DNC never learned anything.

  26. It's Ben Shapiro in disguise!

  27. This is so true omg people keep doing the same thing

  28. Yh, but he didn't win the popular vote. If America had a good democracy, he would've lost.

  29. The problem is that Trump doesn't actually use facts. If he did, we wouldn't catch him lying so much. He does, in reality, create feelings like that America is unsafe because of illegal immigration. This is not a fact; it's untrue. He sells this like a fact and people start believing him and treating this feeling like a fact. That is the genius of Trump; not using actual facts to convey his points, but instead turning feelings into "facts".

  30. I did learn that if you can tap into hatred, fear and scapegoating, you can elevate to the highest office in the country. #facts

  31. Feels over reals because a kid is wearing a red hat

  32. Great thoughts! I'm not a "fan" of Prez Trump, but do support many of his policies. I think the Democrats leaders need to watch this, because they are still confused about why people support Trump. And yes, I can definitely use this in other areas of my life!

  33. Funny, I saw this video a year ago and ignored it because I thought it was just another extreme right person calling out the left. I've since then become more open-minded and started watching your videos, and was pleasantly surprised.

  34. Well i saw that coming too, idk why though lmao

  35. his neck is thick

  36. I didnt predict that one, i know hes gonna win.

  37. reminds me All Minus One by John Stuart Mills

  38. MAGA 2020 BABY!!!!

  39. you will go far (farther than your peers),simply because you are able to critically think, stop, adjust and move on. Well done!!

  40. Dont forget trump is famous for being famous than he is a businessman as a celebrity that thrive on controversy and want publicity regardless whether good or bad also as a businessman his success is based on promoting a brand and self promotions. It just like the Kardashians and Paris Hilton. The only way he could lose the election is that everyone ignores him and the mass social media makes no mention of him. Honestly the hold 2016 election did nothing about talk about trump this trump that, nothing but TRUMP!!!

  41. The complex battle between the core beliefs and reality. Still tho… Nepotism sucks. It is real but it still sucks.

  42. It’s frustrating watching people diss Trump supporters as morons without scratching beneath the surface to see what exactly is going on. That’s what leads to all this division: no one wants to admit the validity in the other side’s concerns for fear of being branded a “traitor” or “moron” by their own side. This video has a lot of wisdom that I hope more people really listen to, and I hope I remember this throughout the next election cycle.

  43. I always wondered what he looked like. He's quite handsome.

  44. as a nutritional scientist I can confirm, people care more about feelings than facts

  45. Yes finally! all the people complaining about how the world is more inclusive and pushing for diversity need to look inward and introspect and see that if they think everyone else is wrong maybe they are wrong.

  46. Daniel Pink i am trying to get those right brain muscles back into shape. I hate tilting my head side to side. You shouldn't be programmed according to sat or grades in school. O Ted Cann you must pass him. He got a 570 on his math sat. I hate how chris degrazia didn't respect my 4.97 40 yard dash time. It took what quarterback to sling it that fast chris collinsworth? What a slow time. The receivers must have not been running towards the end zone anymore. I was second string on kickoff. I really like the shark Tank girl.

  47. one word.

    brexit.

  48. in the 80s let's play videos were when you ran out of quarters, so you watched someone else play galaga until your mom picked you up from the strike market bowling alley

  49. Dude my MacBook …. just works

  50. make a politics channel plz

  51. Again, you're brilliant, kid. People don't like it (especially women, sorry) when I tell them that what they think doesn't matter, unless it's based on facts.

  52. Thing is technically you were wrong since your observations and predictions are focussed simply on how many people he could muster as voters. That is more to the public vote which he lost.
    But still, congratulations and keep up the great work

  53. A very important part for me

  54. 'To the rational mind, the world presents rational answers'. Hegel said something to that effect.

  55. 2019…they still havnt learned. Lol!

  56. How are you so insightful for such a young man?

  57. Trump won 2020 in 2016…

  58. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
    – Albert Einstein

  59. I appreciate your un-bias opinions….facts don't care about feelings.🤘🤘🤘 Triggered leftists and SJWs here!🌎🤡🌎🤡

  60. We know you voted for Trump… lol. TRUMP 2020!

  61. Hillary has far more charisma than Trump will ever have.

  62. Persuasive skills plus common sense = victory! Trump 2020!

  63. do americans all whiten your teeth?

  64. Subscribed!!! Awesome hair btw bro

  65. The only reason people hate Donald Trump and or do not take him seriously is because the lying media brainwashes them to fall in line. Journalists are the enemy of the people, truly, and the time will come that our patience meets its end.

  66. Endorse bernie sanders for 2020 election

  67. Your mouth is super large

  68. cough Religion cough

  69. Fact TRUMP WINS 2020! MAGA! KAG!

  70. Whose gonna win the next election. Put your psychic powers to use.

  71. Life is transformation through trance formation. We all dance to the set of trances we call "home". If you know what those trances are, you can "lead" any group.

  72. Damn. His mind is at least 5 years ahead of mine

  73. Success That Did not Last

  74. Not the only one…

  75. He's secretly saying that he supports Trump now 😊 And he should because the left hates straight white men, no matter what. 😂

  76. He's secretly saying that he supports Trump now 😊 And he should because the left hates straight white men, no matter what. 😂

  77. Even though I watched that video recently I was very impressed by the content and judgement..

  78. Against all odds.

    Trump's biography in a nutshell.

  79. 5:39 , ask yourself why you thought T was a joke ?
    I bet the black box on the wall told you?!

  80. Great stuff. I learned a lot. Watching this near the end of 2019 but this wisdom is timeless. Thank man.

  81. Man im like that to, im not always jumping on board on everything new im more critical before i do something or begin to like something.

  82. So I just watched this today. 11/28/2019. What do you think about President Trump now???? I enjoy your videos.

  83. That is so true. This kind of thinking is probably one of the greatest signs of intelligence.

  84. I am just not a sheeple. I was just born with being able to see the truth in every situation and I do not know a single person that shares my ability.

  85. being the only one to realize a situation doesn't mean you are always wrong.

  86. Mac users are a cult. I left in 2007.

  87. Look at Trump at a table it is obvious he is the BOSS!

  88. COC: I could bash you over the head with my MacBook and it would still work.

  89. I knew Trump would win. I guess I don’t need your product.

  90. Interesting that this gets recommended to me after his announced impeachment

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