Friday, October 11, 2019

To Feel Right

Groupthink is a comforting pool. There's no need for real responsibility. You get to feel like a part of something. It can be so satisfying to say something you know everyone will agree with.

Even when you're wrong, you get to feel good about it. You can believe a lie, because everyone else does. The collective can convince you anything is okay, because you don't have to feel bad about doing wrong, as long as the group says it's okay.

Feeling right and being right aren't the same, though. 'Right' might be subjective, but there are some objective facts. Letting that good feeling blow away the facts is terrifyingly bad.