Suggestibility is when a person is – we could use the same one here. Could we go ahead and use this one. A guy going from A to B, and the other guy that’s going here – the traveler. The traveler’s not suggestible because he’s not trying to get to a goal.
But now if I had a goal or an ideal down the road and you told me there was some way to get it that you’d heard of, huh? Then I’d be very quick to buy the suggestion that you laid out.
But if I’m just traveling, it really doesn’t matter, you know, so it sounds good.
Some people called me from Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon and told me about a wonderful opportunity they had to invest funds. They wanted to know if I had any and I told them thank goodness I was broke so I couldn’t invest in it. They can put in a minimum of $5,000 or anywhere up and get 2 1/2% per week return – that’s per week now, understand? In other words $125 a week to get a return – every week now; they get paid weekly on this. And then at the end of six months, they get 12% so it’d be another $600 come off of this. So you get this for $125. A week for 26 weeks times 6 is $3,250. You’d get back on the $5,000, plus your $5,000 back, ok?
(You get that back?)
Oh yeah, you get the five grand back too. So at the end of the month, you get $8,250 for your $5,000 investment. Now a couple of them was selling their houses so they could go in heavy – like for $25 to $50,000 (they hold equity in their house.)
(They became trippers.)
They became trippers… well, no they’re very voluntary, they was working hard to get the funds so they could get into it.
Now they were highly suggestible, huh? Some guy come along which we ordinarily… in my terminology would call the shill. But the shill went around and told them all that he’d put in X number of dollars in this company down in Phoenix and in six months he not only made this, he’d made a big bonus on it. It was fantastic – he got like some $50,000 back.
Now of course, they couldn’t wait to get in on it. Now if your goal was to get rich, make a lot of money without working, then you’d be highly suggestible.
Now when I listened to this, I thought of a gentleman by the name of Ponzi who did a little game on people some number of years ago that he… Mr. Ponzi offered fantastic returns on an investment and he gave them to a number of people because he was keepin’ new people comin’ in. As long as you had enough new ones comin’ in, why you could pay these fantastic returns on ‘em, right?
Now this guy could do this – if he gets enough new people comin’ in, he could pay several of them; but then of course, you’re five and your suggestibility would go wild and you’d put your house in, go mortgage your house and get all the money you can get – mortgage your apartment house and get all you can on it, borrow all you could from the relatives and whatever else and get in on this thing. Now that is suggestibility, is that right?
But now he was a tripper – they’re all trippers just wantin’ to get on this. Now I told them a gentle little story about Mr. Ponzi while I was talking to ‘em; but they didn’t want to hear about Mr. Ponzi, see. They figured that was, you know… I was an old kill joy and so forth like this. An opportunity of a lifetime to get in on a deal like this, you know. So there’s only a limited number of people, of course, they can accept as clients. You understand that also.
(Those that don’t have connections with the police.)
Or somethin’, somethin’ like that. But anyway, they were very excited over their great game. Now I would say that’s being highly suggestible, huh? Now it is said that a person is suggestible if they have some burning desire of some sort, like to get rich or to do this, or to have power, or have ability, then they are highly suggestible. Now if you were just a traveler …..