Of course , those who don’t know who the hell Benjamin Franklin is – you guys need help. How is school going? Weed is getting costly, right? For everyone else Benjamin was one of cool founding fathers of the US. Yes US has many fathers but no mother. It grew in house of men.Benjamin was cool because he was a keeper and a friend. How could anyone be an enemy of the father of a country. But this is not the only reason for Benjamin’s friendliness. His technique of friend making was impeccable. What would you do to make someone like you? Buy them a dinner? Take them to a cricket match they always wanted to go or my favorite threaten them to become your friend else something bad can happen. Benjamin would do none of this shit. Instead he would make the person do shit for him and in the process become their friend. Did you just hit -273 degrees. The story goes like this. Benjamin Franklin once had a rival and fierce critic but he knew that the critic admiration would be useful to him in the future, Franklin wrote to the man asking to borrow a certain rare book from his rival library. The rival obliged, and Franklin sent the book back a week later with a thank-you note. The next time the two men saw each other, the rival approached Franklin and spoke to him in person for the very first time. The two stayed friends for life.
Most of us think that because we outta like a person we should do them a favor. But sometimes this assumption take a full u-turn. If we were to somehow do favor to a person, we have to justify ourself that they aren’t enemy. Because who would do shit for an enemy. By asking the rival a favor Benjamin forced him to accept that he is a friend. Of course the rival could have denied to lend him a book but then the rival would be seen in bad light. It is just a book after all.
The Benjamin Franklin effect uses this psychology to make the other person assume they liked you all along. Basically you can use this technique wherever or with whomever you want. Be it to make that girl like you, crack that one interview, make that alien not impregnate you- condolences for those who didn’t use it.