Nothing compares to the thrill of chasing the perfect prey. Hunting socially sophisticated primates, known as human beings, is the ultimate mission any creature can pursue — the most challenging and fascinating journey one can take. In this book, written by experienced hunters, we explore key aspects of human behaviour. We also provide practical tips for how to use — to your advantage — the ignorance that humans display about their nature.
Human beings are planet Earth’s smartest and most dangerous animals. With superior intelligence, there is no doubt that they are formidable — far more difficult to ensnare than the lesser of Earth’s creatures, such as lions or bears. However, if you have the fortitude to complete this book, you will join a select club of hunters who have the ability to exploit human behaviour to their advantage.
BEYOND BIG-GAME HUNTING
Big-game hunting is the pursuit of large animals, such as lions and elephants. Though not the largest of Earth’s creatures, humans present many challenges, even for the most seasoned hunters. Have you ever observed humans in their natural habitat? If so, you might have noticed that their behaviour is more challenging to identify and predict than regular large terrestrial mammals. Due to the complex human central- intelligence system, human behaviour is more sophisticated than that of all other Earth-born creatures. Never forget, though, that these ‘smart monkeys’ are animals, nonetheless, with instincts and patterns of behaviour that you can exploit.
It is important to know that some humans are territorial, just like we see with gorillas and kangaroos. Believe it or not, lots of them still think that there is a need for a chest-beating alpha male within their group. Should you step into their territory without putting some measures in place, beware; these humans can be very dangerous. Yes, territorial humans can be violent, but, at the same time, they are the easiest to trap.
Interestingly, some humans use sex to gain social acceptance and protection, just as we observe in chimps. Then there are, of course, others with needs and wants that are less apparent. What matters for now is that there are several different types of humans, and some can also be tribal and highly prone to delusion. So, you need to keep in mind that to hunt a human, you must know what type you have in your sights. Then, you will possess the necessary knowledge to select the tastiest bait.
In a nutshell, if you understand how to play with a human’s desires, he should not be a difficult catch. In general, these creatures are also disinclined to engage in rational analysis, even though very few of them are aware of the fact. So, after reading this book, we hope you will be able to observe these characteristics easily and understand how most humans, even their leaders, continually embarrass themselves with weak behaviours that are plain to see.
SOME OF THE WEAKNESSES WE WILL EXPLORE
When hunting humans, there are many weaknesses you can exploit. Here are two:
Just like dogs
A fundamental feature to play with is the trust that humans have in their emotions, feelings, sensations — or whatever you want to call those things. This trust provides a big opportunity.
Why? Well, because humans don’t realise that their brains train them like a human would train a dog. Instead of a tasty treat or clip around the ear, though, the brain uses good or bad emotions to train a human to do what it believes he should. So, we will teach you how to mislead a human’s brain into sending emotions that will cause your prey to ‘choose’ to do what you want.
For almost every human, it’s hard to see that this manipulation is happening; their understanding of which rewards a human brain recognises is too narrow. For example, for most humans, any act carried out for anything other than money, recognition or acceptance is usually seen as an act for no reward. Humans have a weak understanding of the multiple kinds of rewards their brains might seek. So, when used well, even minimal external stimuli can do the trick. We will show you how to exploit this.
Fear is gold
To manipulate a human, you can intimidate him by using fear, or you can enthral him by playing with his vanity. We will go deeply into both, but we can tell you in advance that, of the two tactics, intimidation is the simplest and most effective — especially as most humans behave like cornered, starving beasts that see everything as a possible threat. It’s also usually more fun playing with a human’s fear than his vanity.
As you probably can imagine, this reality again stems from the dreadful understanding humans have of the workings of their minds and bodies. In this book, we uncover the roots of human anger and hatred, and you will learn to manipulate these feelings. To play with them successfully with your chosen prey, though, you must understand (better than it) the origin and complexity of a human’s emotions. You must know, too, why he feels and reacts the way he does.
Finally, we will present several other flaws to explore. A human’s need for social approval is one of the easiest to manipulate. His misunderstanding of the meaning of uncertainty is also important. It all depends on the type of hunter you are. What do you enjoy the most, to seduce or terrify?
IGNORANCE IS WIDESPREAD
There is no need to rush. Take your time to learn all the tricks and practise them. Humans will not uncover this knowledge any time soon, and we will tell you why.
First, almost all books designed to help humans understand themselves are a joke — we recently cracked their codes of communication and read some of these books. What we found is priceless. These books do offer some interesting insights. The problem, though, is that in almost all cases, they are either designed for ‘losers’, or they are too damned technical. Not surprisingly, even the smartest humans don’t usually read these ‘tomes of wisdom’.
Secondly, for humans, discussing human behaviour with each other is usually problematic; more often than not, the discussion is tangled with religion, superstition and supernatural fantasies. So, for humans, spreading knowledge about how their species behaves is almost impossible, which, on a positive note, makes your life easier.
Thirdly, humans are often deeply emotionally invested in preserving their ignorance of unsettling truths.
So, most victims you will play with, even highly educated leaders, won’t have a clue about what makes humans ‘tick’. Among humans, ignorance is widespread. As a consequence, even today, humans still embarrass themselves by doing obvious things that they could easily avoid. Throughout this book, we expose and explore these embarrassments.
KNOW YOUR PREY
Finally, Sun Tzu, one of Earth’s most famous practitioners of war, once said: “Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” Let’s repeat the most important part for this book: ‘Know the enemy’. This is the key. You must take the time to observe your prey and know it better than it does. In fact, once you finish this book, you will be able to understand humans better than themselves. Then, you will be able to manipulate your prey; ‘pull its strings’, like a master puppeteer. We will show you how. Enjoy!