The herd mentality

By Taliesin McKnight Taliesin McKnight
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Taliesin McKnight is a researcher, lecturer, and the subjects of comparative religion, philosophy, psychology, Kabbalah, Magick and occultism. His studies have...


What are the effects of the diversity of human thought and lack thereof? Often it seems times a monopoly of people believe, the people be limited of independent in their own minds. This is a sad situation and dangerous. This occurs due to the lack of religious and political diversity and the lack of diversity in any scope of belief and opinion. If everyone thinks the same within a community, develop social pressures that correspond to individual pressure, to the herd mentality.


For example, you would have to meet in a predominantly Christian community, born social pressures to the herd mentality. For an individual on the outside box is his step and a Muslim or Jew or atheist dangerous. This person can be ostracized by society. Who is born in a predominantly Muslim community is also social pressures to be also a Muslim and be all for an individual, other faiths would be social to commit suicide. The same can occur if each were Republican and someone decided to be a Democrat. The pressure, those to their own beliefs, the herd meet and follow the herd, where it can lead may seem sometimes be unbearable.


Another danger is that you look to themselves and see that everyone else around him or her believe the same thing, there must be "true". This is a fallacy. If you are born in a Christian community and churches are everywhere, and family and friends who believe in the Bible and Jesus "to" then it true because everyone believes. This is a wrong assumption and a closed minded one. This person has obviously never a predominantly Muslim country or a country where Buddhism prevails. If you go the same exact to a Buddhist country something would happen. Everyone is Buddhist. Everyone is a Muslim. Therefore the individual thinks, it must be true. This is an additional threat of intellectual monopoly. This comfort often followers who feel very happy in their small chest of the society and believe that it must be the truth with him or her. Churches bring also the same comfort. We are all in the same box and believe the same thing. This allows "Sike" to each other up and get pumped up something believe. The same applies to religion, politics, philosophy, or any other scope of human beliefs. These are the results of the intellectual monopoly.


However, there is diversity of thought and there is a freedom to think. This an independent thinker is his and freedom of the flock intellect. One is free of charge, if different people on a question, to choose and think and choose what they to a topic independently and without social pressures think disagree. For one requires really an independent thinker to learn and study. One can have no accurate opinion on a question, which by their very nature ignorant of is. So the best advice that can be specified to read and studying everything is. Listen to, what have to say different people on a question. Everything in question. Thinking you always remember that, if ideas change, the truth is you released, but first it you will piss.


Anywhere, free to think for themselves where religious and political diversity and diversity of human thinking, are people, without social constraints, to meet the herd. If it a monopoly, but exist different social constraints which makes many people meet, what everyone else believes and often to think that it the small field of the society are right because of the, in which they live. The growth of human thinking and rise like a Phoenix from the ashes reborn and freely choose who lives should refuse their shackles, to imprison the awareness that in such societies, and under such social restrictions and inhibit. Herd mentality is in prison. In our modern age, where people read more and are writing, more than ever before, information is abundant and everyone read and write, can individuals can and should think for themselves. This is increasingly done in society. The result of this exchange of knowledge? Nothing more than diversity itself.



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