This is the Holy Grail of examples for how great and powerful human mind is. Every medicine that it is created needs to be compared with the placebo effect and only the ones that are significantly more effective gets to be produced (after they get through multiple other tests, obviously).
“A placebo is a substance or treatment of no intended therapeutic value. Common placebos include inert tablets (like sugar pills), inert injections (like saline), sham surgery, and other procedures. […] They have no effect on disease, but at most only affect some people’s subjective judgment of their symptoms. Sometimes they can make people feel better, and sometimes worse – in which case they are termed a nocebo.” – Wikipedia
As you can see, a placebo has no actual physical effect. The only effect it has is on people’s minds. If a high authority tells you that you can get better drinking a glass full with water that has some active substance in it, you might get better if you truly believe it, even if it’s just water.
So our mind can get sh*t done if we truly believe we can do it. It will find a way no matter what. The most difficult part is for us to convince ourselves we can do it. Have you noticed that sometimes when someone tells us we can do whatever we set our minds to, we just ignore that person? We do it because we don’t have enough trust in ourselves and because we think we’re too small to make an impact in this world. But we’re not alone, as Jordan Peterson said, we’re a node in this society. We’re connected with so many people that if we can have an impact on some, they will have an impact on others and so on until everything changes… like a wave on water.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone
23 thoughts on “The Placebo Effect”
Connected in ways, unimaginable.
Especially now with all this internet all around us!
A society built on the base of growing need.
our minds can create reality even.. or who knows what haha. Cool post 🙂
Thank you! Our minds are powerful, but tricky things that can do both awesome and horrible stuff!
mostly horrible lately lol
“The most difficult part is for us to convince ourselves we can do it.” So very true!!
It’s difficult, but we can do it as long as we truly want to!
Placebo, I swear, by it, rather that then the alternative, panadol lol
The body might be happier with placebo lol
yup, sugar, sugar, .. after that video clip i think i might turn into Rocky lol
Unlimited power lol
sorry loosing myself in music atm
sometimes not enough unlimited power… sounds pathetic.. but, true
Thank you so much for your reblog! 😀
Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for reading and for your kind words!