Why do people conform to the masses?
It roots down to something fundamental. Sure, we as humans are mostly psychologically programed to be social creatures that wants to be accepted by others. It’s natural to want to be a part of the crowd. But that’s the problem.
When following the masses, it creates a destructive habit. For one, it is easy to just follow everyone else. There’s not much thinking involved when all you have to do is go with the flow and follow what everyone else is doing join life.
Go to school, get a job, rely on the government to take care of you when you retire. Eat, sleep, sh*t, go to your job, work, watch television, repeat, repeat, repeat. It’s easy, because that’s what everyone else does and are programmed to do. Yes, I said programed, but I’ll save that for a later post.
The fundamental problem with people is that they simply don’t think. It takes a lot of energy to think comprehensively and rationally – it’s hard work. Try it. Now, I don’t mean it sarcastically, but think about it. Have you ever caught yourself trying to solve a problem and you feel so exhausted, tired, and maybe hungry? Thinking takes a lot of energy.
That is why most people out there simply don’t do it because it is hard. Most people rather not think. It’s easier, as I said, to follow the masses or be told what to do.
I’ll let Earl Nightingale elaborate about it a bit more in his classic recording. Listen and think:
Now of you think about it, it’s no wonder the ones that are considered to be wealthy and successful occupy only 1-5% of the population. It’s because they are the ones who think more. They do what the masses don’t want to do. It’s a pretty broad explanation, but essentially it can be broken down to that very reason.