Is The Majority Always Right?

@mandala100 (52476)
Hong Kong
April 13, 2018 1:08am CST
Do you go against the tide? In a democratic society we have this concept of majority rule as well as the right of the minority. Sometimes we also heard about the "tyranny" of the majority. Do you believe that the majority is always right? Are there any instances when the majority is wrong? Picture credit: redbubble.com
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
Yes, I go against the tide because majority is not always right. Many people are too much easy to manipulate.
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• Philippines
13 Apr
@LadyDuck i agree on this
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@LadyDuck That's right some people are really easy to manipulate my friend.
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
@Strawberry18 It is sad to notice how people are dumb. Someone who is capable of a good speech can convince many.
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@TRBRocks420 (84361)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Apr
No they are not always right, many times they were wrong.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@TRBRocks420 That's true my friend.
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• Philippines
13 Apr
majority wins they say but what if theyre fighting for a wrong bull crap things, hope god one day dump them hard im sick of them
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@Strawberry18 Thank you for your comment my friend.
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• Philippines
13 Apr
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@Strawberry18 I'll see around my friend.
@ivanituut (1922)
13 Apr
Yes
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@ivanituut How are you today my friend?
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@ivanituut (1922)
13 Apr
@mandala100 Good how about you?
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@ivanituut I'm alright my friend.
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@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
13 Apr
I personally think that it is not always right decision from the majority, especially in a democratic country.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@Shavkat Thank you for your thoughts my friend.
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@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
14 Apr
@mandala100 Thanks for appreciating it.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
14 Apr
@Shavkat Your always welcome my friend.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
13 Apr
Nope, the majority is not always right and I go against it if I think they are wrong.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@thelme55 Thanks for your thoughts my friend.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
13 Apr
@mandala100 you are very welcome. Enjoy your weekend.
@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
14 Apr
@thelme55 Same to you my friend.
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13 Apr
A majority group always has 2-3 leaders in group. If they are convinced then convincing a group is not difficult. Majority can't always be right, but majority is the strength of any democratic system. That's why parliament is there in every democratic country to discuss about the issue presented by majority.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@prakash256 Thank you for your thoughts my friend.
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13 Apr
@mandala100 my pleasure
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@prakashj256 I'll see you around my friend.
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Oct
Benjamin Franklin said, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
16 Oct
Thanks for your comment my friend.
@db20747 (10390)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
14 Apr
Not necessarily, we live and learn. If it's not right, it will be corrected!
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
14 Apr
@db20747 That's true my friend.
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@just4him (128539)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
I'm sure there are many times when the majority was wrong.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@just4him Yes my friend.
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@JohnRoberts (65038)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Apr
The majority is often all too wrong as they are easily swayed and bought off.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@JohnRoberts Good observation my friend John.
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@nela13 (9417)
• Portugal
13 Apr
I don't believe the majority is always right, many important and famous people of history proved it.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@nela13 You have a point there my friend.
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@lynnief (1248)
• Australia
13 Apr
I often find myself going against the tide. The majority opinion is often the product of "groupthink" where all the individuals in a group are pulled into the thinking of one. In such cases, the "majority opinion" is really only the opinion of one or a few strong leaders, who have pulled the rest like unthinking sheep into their mindset.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@lynnief Thank you for your observation my friend.
@Starmaiden (7636)
• Canada
13 Apr
There are many instances where the majority is wrong. Not "Always" per say, but still wrong. Most of these instances occur in the courtrooms where innocent people have been convicted of crimes they didn't commit by the majority of the jurors, if not ALL of them.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@Stramaide Yes my friend that really happened in real life.
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@Icydoll (25958)
• India
13 Apr
We can't believe that the majority is always right my dear friend.
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@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr
@lcydoll Why's that my friend?
@mesbakh (2370)
• Indonesia
16 Oct
not, but there is a majority will
@mandala100 (52476)
• Hong Kong
16 Oct
Yes my friend there's that concept of majority rule.
@mesbakh (2370)
• Indonesia
16 Oct
@mandala100 yes, but life must be fair
@Juilee (514)
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 Apr
If nobody don't go against the tide then slavery, child brides and etc will still be legal. So no the majority is not always right. Also that image you use is from the member of Redbubble , not redbubble itself. If the member discover you using the image without permission, they will might do a DMCA takedown.
@Arrazzi (203)
• Indonesia
16 Oct
In my opinion, right is always right. Althought the right welcome to them at last. So, we must be patient. We must tell that right to people.