Our Tireless Addiction to Groupthink

Christian Michael

Group·think, gro͞opˌTHiNGk/ n.

The practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility.

When you believe something simply because you know a great deal of people believe in something, you are caught in what is known as “groupthink.” It’s a condition that limits your thinking for yourself for fear that the thoughts will have little to no value because everyone else already believes otherwise.

While Ron Paul is one of the better examples, he hardly has a monopoly on this social condition. I’m told often that “Ron Paul will never make it because no one will ever vote for him.” This statement is the primary reason why he won’t. Not because it’s true, but because people BELIEVE it.

And this isn’t a political post. This is about anything in life that some people believe simply because they think everyone else already…

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