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Are we independent thinkers or can we be corralled into thinking and acting in  accordance with the dictates of society.  The question we need to ask ourselves anytime a proposition is put to us is: “Does my co-opting serve my best interest”?  And the question you need to ask of those who are trying to influence our decision is: “What do you gain by my acquiescence to your request”?  Remember people can be calculated and defiant when all they think of is their self interest.

© Norma Bobb-Semple 2020





2 thoughts on “Corral

  1. I just read about something called, pluralistic ignorance. It seems, according to this theory, that we corral ourselves into believing something based on what we think other people believe (even when there’s no proof they believe that thing).

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