Why should we pay so much attention to what the majority thinks?Socrates
Our social groups can have such a powerful effect on our lives. The desire to fit in and to be accepted by others ripple with strong undercurrents in our day to day actions. We over attribute our thinking to being that of the majority.
We are mesmerized by what everyone else is talking about. These social influences sways us into conformity, and from conformity – polarization grows stronger.
Fascinating that the more we conform, the more polarized our worlds become. The more we seek to fit in, the less information we get, the less divergent thoughts are shared, and we are proven correct in our crowd sourced thinking.
Inequality, slavery, the subjugation of women throughout history. The majority is wrong all the time. The majority keeps answering the same answers to the questions on the test, even as times change and we have better answers. The majority loves to say, it’s the way it’s always been done.
It takes individuals who stand alone and challenge the status quo for every change we see and have ever seen in the world. Don’t be enslaved by caring what the majority thinks.
Unchain yourself and live boundless by growing as a person and expanding those horizons both within and without.