Is The Majority Always Right?
By Peter Ang
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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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.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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!”
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.
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.
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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.