That’s the question I get asked all the time
All communication is mind control. From the child who begs his parents to stay up past his bedtime to the husband who asks his wife about going out with his friends to a salesperson trying to sell you something. All of that is an attempt at mind control. Let me explain…
How about the child who wants to stay up past his bedtime. He says “can stay up late tonight?” If they say no he may ask “please”, if they still say no he may say “PLEEEAAASSSEEE!”. If they still say no he may try a temper tantrum.
Why does the child do this? The child is using the things he has learned worked in the past to get something he wants from his parents.
How about the husband who wants to go out with his friends. He may start with “honey, the guys are all getting together at Billy’s to play cards. I was thinking maybe I’d join them…”
Now this may or may not work depending on many factors but if he walked up to his wife and said “, the guys are all getting together at Billy’s to play cards and I’m going” that would probably start a fight. But what if he said “The guys are getting together to play cards and I was considering going…”
This will probably be more effective, it may not work but it is much better than the other way.
When we communicate with someone else we do it so we can get whatever we are looking for. Is any of this unethical…of course not!
So why is mind control unethical? The simple answer is IT’S NOT. What makes something ethical or unethical is the how it is used. The question of ethics then is on you.
If you’re an unethical person using mind control then you will most likely use it in an unethical way. On the other hand if you are an ethical person using mind control then you will most likely use it in an ethical way.
You can use a hammer to build a house for a homeless family and everyone would praise you. If you used the same hammer to bash someone’s head in you’d go to jail and people would think you’re a monster. I know this is a very graphic and horrible thought but I wanted to make a point.
The hammer is a tool and how it’s used is what makes it “good” or “bad”. It is the same with mind control.