Amit Kumar

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  • Updated 2 Years Ago

Break Free Of the Herd Mentality

Updated 3 Years Ago

Break Free Of The Herd Mentality
Break Free Of the Herd Mentality, In the words of US army General George S. Patton, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking”, herd mentality (i.e. the tendency to do or behave in the same way as most other people do, without any conscious thought) has now pervaded almost every sphere of life, People often blindly hop on the bandwagon regardless of the underlying evidence simply because it is the current trend, They continue to be influenced by their peers to blindly embrace their choices, opinions, behaviors or even political views, largely based on emotions rather than on rational evaluations, We assume that if so many other people are doing something, it must be okay, We are content to mindlessly follow the herd without applying our own intelligence while taking a decision, I believe, it is better to be known as a lone wolf than a copycat, During my growing up years, my parents would often caution me never to jump to a conclusion or blindly trust someone else's perception and comprehension while making a choice; they would advise that rather I should always thoroughly weigh up the pros and cons myself before coming to a decision
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