People try to convince you that you are crazy when you call out their scams

Has anyone encountered this? I generally don’t call people out on stuff but even so it’s happened to me more than a couple of times.

Two very interesting observations:

  1. I can’t tell whether they seriously believe it or not… and I’m not sure they can either. Delusion produces identical output to deceit.

  2. If you’re not strong-willed enough you will believe them – even if you have evidence to the contrary.

This is incredibly fascinating and troubling to me. Some questions that naturally arise:

What are some pragmatic survival strategies in a highly-suggestable world?

What are some nonobvious predictions one could make from understanding this stuff?

idk man I think you’re forgetting https://twitter.com/alexeyguzey/status/1382418022372114437