28 SEP 2013 by mxplx

 Peer Pressure Proof

People who don't have a cohesive sense of self will feel the need to conform and will easily succumb to peer pressure
Folksonomies: hiddenbias
Folksonomies: hiddenbias

People want to be liked. They want to fit in. They don’t want to disappoint or lose their friends. Feeling peer pressure, whether it’s spoken or not, is normal. The idea that “everybody is doing it” sometimes causes people to leave their better judgment behind.


25 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 The Centrist Path Between Two Extremes of Knowing

Those who have taken upon them to lay down the law of nature as a thing already searched out and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury. For as they have been successful in inducing belief, so they have been effective in quenching and stopping inquiry; and have done more harm by spoiling and putting an end to other men's efforts than good by their own. Those on the other hand who have tak...
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Those who think the laws of nature are figured out and those who think we can know nothing are two erroneous extremes, a balance between acknowledging what we know and its boundaries is important.