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The Power and Dangers Behind Group Mentality

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. (St. Ambrose)

Absolutely!  We can always learn from others, especially when venturing out into the unknown; moving out of our comfort zone.

“Crowd wisdom” encourages:

  • Social cohesion
  • Individual adaptation to think and behave in socially effective manner
  • Spreading innovative ideas which promote economic, social, and cultural advances

How about jumping off the cliff?  Would you follow the leader, your lover, or a best friend … when you’re at the top of the world, when life couldn’t get any better?

Lack of self esteem + lack of judgment = reckless behavior:

  • Blind obedience
  • Conformity
  • Intimidation
  • Peer pressure
  • Fear of retaliation
  • Mental laziness and shallowness (cater to and promote the “lowest common denominator”)  (Full Story)

Group mentality creates and destroys.

We determine its use.  We determine our future. 🙂

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August 1, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Change, Collaboration, Education, Freedom, Health and Wellness, Introspection, Journalism, Leadership, Mind, Passion, Peace, Politics, Purpose, Self Help, Soul, Spirit, Spirituality, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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