I am almost positive they do.
How many times can your subconscious take in warnings like:
"Smoking Causes Lung Cancer"
"Sleepy Drivers Die" (... not helped by the following signs "Feeling Sleepy?")
Repetition trains the subconscious.. see it or hear it often enough and you can make it come true ... ?
I think you guys are waking up to the true nature and purpose of mass media.
The Reuters, The associated press, and the 3 Major TV networks in the US come under the control of one family dynasty.
Your opinions are given to you
The effects of your own opinions upon individual consciousness and the mass outcome are well understood & used with specific intent.
answered 25 Feb '10, 04:15
Any idea that makes its way into your consciousness is like a seed. We can choose to water the seed or not. I travelled to Mauritania a few years back and I had to reflect because the people out in the villages had no concept of germs. Some of them died young, and some of them lived to be 100 years old. Nerver-the-less, the idea of germs started to permeate their culture and some people resisted and some people accepted. The thing is, resisting and accepting are both forms of watering the seed. When I hear about the new flu out there, I just tell myself I'm stronger than any flu, and then I don't think about it any more, and the seed starts to decompose.
answered 25 Feb '10, 10:07
When I smoked (cough) I always tried to buy the cigarettes with warning labels that said smoking may cause reduced sperm count. ("Rökning kan skada sperman och minskar fruktsamheten.)"and avoided the ones that might cause impotence("Rökning kan försämra blodflödet och orsakar impotens.") thanks Wikipedia
answered 01 Mar '10, 16:07
Health warnings could be some sort of a reverse or negative placebo. I'm not sure what to call it...
So instead of believing something will be good for you and that belief alone actually makes you better, believing something is harmfull to you could have harmfull effects.
answered 25 Feb '10, 02:53
"Smoking Causes Lung Cancer" won't affect you at all, if you don't smoke.
If you do smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer go up dramatically. A man who continues to smoke until he dies is 23 times more likely to die of lung cancer, than if he had never smoked.
Smoking causes lung cancer because the smoke itself contain known carcinogenic chemicals such as benzo(a)pyrene and NNK. As these chemicals are deposited into the lungs, they cause DNA damage, oxidative stress and inflammation, which promote the initiation and growth of tumors. It is the DNA damage, and the inability of the body to repair that damage, that results in cells starting to divide and multiply in a deviant way that ends up growing into a malignant tumor.
So smoking has actual physical effects.
Here's the bottom line with suggestions like "Sleepy Drivers Die." If you don't believe that such suggestions will affect you, they won't. If you have any doubt, then don't drive while you're sleepy.
answered 25 Feb '10, 05:11
Well if there are any Mark Twain fans out there.. and I happen to be one.. especially of his quotes one of which comes to mind as I read this question:
"BE CAREFUL IN THE READING OF HEALTH BOOKS AND ARTICLES.. YOU MAY DIE OF A MISPRINT" ---- Mark Twain
I have to agree with his philosophy on this subject.
Yes, and it is called the nocebo effect. Like when the doctor tells someone they have a fatal illness and then the person dies and they didn't have the fatal disease after all. They died because they believed they would.
Also, Masuro Emoto demonstrates in videos and books that water molecules are physically changed by the sound vibrations and words spoken and written, positive and negative. Positive words make beautiful crystals, and negative words make a yucky gunk. Here is a video interview with Dr. Emoto.
answered 22 Mar '12, 09:14
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