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Mimetic Desire and Religion Are Negatively Correlated

Mimetic desire is not inherently a negative thing. It can work positively in forming a sense of community (people with a shared desire).

Luke is a Catholic, and he acknowledges the power of mimetic desire in informing the community and the church. Italian immigration to the United States – mimesis for a shared object of desire and community was a tremendously positive thing. The same is happening with the move to digital finance (communities forming like DAO’s, Discord channels, etc.)

A lot of people are fulfilling their need for community and religion in bitcoin and crypto.

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You can manipulate people via mimetic desire (marketing, political campaigns, etc.)

Both age and demographics play a role in mimesis

Memetics is the study of memes, cultural units of information that replicate, comparable with Darwinian evolution.

The mimetic theory of desire originated with French polymath René Girard

  • Radical honesty, self-reflection, and introspection – it’s more challenging to discover our mimetic behavior than to see it externally in other people
  • Thinking about people that are influencing your decision-making
  • Luke learned to identify certain signals; people who influenc...

How to measure mimesis in the markets?

It’s about developing a certain kind of disposition for patience, sober waiting, and recognizing your emotions. In early 2020, Luke got caught up in the mimesis of the markets in the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic

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