Why do people follow the crowd and cannot just be themselves

following the crowd
@mydanods (6759)
Nigeria
March 3, 2018 11:07pm CST
I like to be original. My individuality is what I treasure. Sometimes when someone likes a page on FaceBook, you see everyone goes ahead and wants to like it. They don’t know what it is talking about. When a girl buys a makeup, all of her friends go ahead and buys it; they just don’t want to know if it would be good on them as it was on the other girl. I wonder. Why do people follow the bandwagon? Why don’t they just be themselves? I noticed that many companies pay huge sums of money to artists and musicians to use their products and show it in an ad or in their facebook page that has lots of followers. I like to identify myself with myself. I cannot buy a product because I saw it on TV. I ask questions first, even if the recommendation comes from my friends. The crowd sometimes might be right, but I don’t follow the crowd. Have you found yourself following the crowd even on mylot?
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@jstory07 (67126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Mar
I have never been one to follow the crowd Never have and never will. I do my own thing. I have never coped anyone else.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
You are not a follower then. Keep it up. False friends follow the crowd.
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@Courtlynn (66134)
• United States
4 Mar
Im the same as Judy. I've never been a follower.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
We can't be leaders in all aspects of life. I think we have to follow sometimes. Just my thoughts though.
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@Courtlynn (66134)
• United States
4 Mar
@mydanods eh, would have to disagree but no biggie
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
@Courtlynn Why do you want to disagree? Interested in your answer.
@sharon6345 (125821)
• United States
4 Mar
I am one that has no crowd to follow. I love learning of things from my online friends. I am basically alone these days. about three people in my life. If I head there was a way to save a buck yes I am following. That will for sure save me. But what you mentioned no.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
So when there's money to be made or saved you follow the crowd?
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@sharon6345 (125821)
• United States
4 Mar
@mydanods I am not sure it that is the way it sounds to me as it does to you. Ok if my phone rings and there is free sandwiches on the truck outside. I remain in my house. If there is a %40 sale on clearance items and I can make it there. I am there. I hope that helps you. Thank you.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
@sharon6345 I think I understand it a little bit now with your illustration.
@sprite1950 (14022)
• Corsham, England
4 Mar
I think copying is quite common when we are young. As people grow up most of us want to be different. I had a best friend when I was a teenager and we always wore similar stuff but as time went on we became individuals and chose different things.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
Maturity surely defined your later years. Many youths do this because they crave acceptance.
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@sprite1950 (14022)
• Corsham, England
4 Mar
@mydanods Yes peer pressure has a lot to do with it when we are young
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@Icydoll (19698)
• India
4 Mar
I'm never a follower...I just do and post what my mind says ... although taking opinions of others is okay but finally decision must be always ours.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
That's why I started this discussion. I wanted to know the opinion of others.
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@ridingbet (53021)
• Philippines
4 Mar
i usually don't follow a crowd. even in this site. i don't make discussions about some songs, meals, or whatnot. whatever comes in my mind, i make a discussion out of it.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
That is what is called being unique @ridingbet
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@RodrickH (8951)
• China
4 Mar
Maybe they lack of thinking, just go with flow
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
Not always the best way to live I think.
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@mandala100 (43436)
• Hong Kong
4 Mar
@mydanods I am a very individualistic person although I could easily be a team player. I'm too old enough to follow the crowd my friend.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
That's one of the things one learns with age although I have found that when it comes to healthcare old people tend to follow the crowd.
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@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
4 Mar
I also like you never go with the crowd. I buy things which I personally feel are useful for me not if my friend or anyone has bought for them.
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@houda28 (381)
• Tunisia
4 Mar
Simple answer: humans are monkeys by nature.They would do anything to stay with the group.
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@mydanods (6759)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
That's funny. Some people though are very individualistic.
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