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Does the Power of Suggestion really work?

Asked by john65pennington (29163points) March 16th, 2012

I believe some people are more prone to take suggestions as 100% gospel, than others. People in clinical case studies are a good example. Placebo vs. the real deal.

Why is the power of suggestion taken so seriously by some people? Is it that they are followers and not leaders?

Question: if I suggested a plan to rob a bank, that would be foolproof and we would never be apprehended, would you join me? You do not know that we would not be caught, but the power of suggestion, seems to make it okay? Right or wrong?

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marinelife's avatar

Well, the proof of the power of suggestion is the success of advertising.

I don’t think it can be used to make someone do something against their ethics.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@john65pennington : “Send me all your savings.”

john65pennington's avatar

Hawaii Jake….No. I am a leader, not a follower.

rebbel's avatar

Only in hindsight does suggestion work, is my opinion.

cheebdragon's avatar

Works all the time on kids.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@john65pennington : “Curses! Foiled again.”

Cruiser's avatar

Well….I think this current election cycle is chock-full of examples on how this all works. Just wait for the real fun to start once a Repub candidate is declared! Hooo Boy!

Coloma's avatar

Yes, now….before bed tonight recite to yourself 50 times, ” I am sending all my my fluther friends $100.” lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’ll send you yours if you’ll send me mine @Coloma!

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