Are You a Follower of Majority?

@mchavez11 (1406)
Philippines
November 14, 2009 7:40am CST
Most of us follow what others intend to do especially if the majority does it, likes it, and prefers it. Are you that kind of person who goes with the flow of the many? Like a sheep in a herd?
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9 responses
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
14 Nov 09
yeah i am not like that, i pretty do what i want. and not to follow people just because. i did that once before and got into some bad stuff.
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@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Cool. If almost people are like you then there will be no Hitler, Stalin, or whoever dictator surfaced the earth.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I am definitely not part of the majority. While I do not condemn others for their views or opinions, I stand on my own opinions, views, and beliefs. I believe that everyone is responsible for their actions and therefor choose not to just follow. Nice question
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@mchavez11 (1406)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Superb answer!
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@veejay19 (3590)
• India
15 Nov 09
No, i do not believe in the "herd mentality".The majority does not mean that they are always right. Usually people succumb to exhortations of leaders who misguide them, especially the uneducated and illiterate, and hence they just follow what such persons say without using their brains or thinking deeply on a certain matter.On my part i always study the pros and cons of amy matter before i take any decision and if i truly feel that the majority is right then i go along with them but if i feel that they are simply being misled then i will not go along with their decision how ever much they try to persuade me.
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
14 Nov 09
No, I'm more of an outsider I hardly follow the majority, I like to toot my own horn sometimes. It is not wise to always follow what is popular remember when most everyone thought that the world was flat when is it was round...
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• Philippines
14 Nov 09
I am not really a follower of the majority.I follow what I want.I don't have to follow the majority just to please people.if a trend is not something I like,then forget it.I won't spend my money and energy on it.if I love a trend,I will wear it,even if people find it outdated.
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@bwanna (282)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I consider myself to be a follower, but all of my friends and family tell me how original I am, and all of this other nonsense. It's not that I want to be a follower, just that that is what I happen to be. I am also a very lazy person, so this likely helps the fact. Do you know how much it takes to dress in a funky way? I did for most of middle school, but now I'm just a jeans and a tee shirt kind of girl. My laziness will be my downfall.
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@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 09
Depends in what situation you mean.... Being with friends... I can go with what they wana do... and chime in with my suggestions aswell as to change the flow. For here... I prefer to check out friends posts and comment more on them as they are less likely to have alot of peeps leaving comments.. and so more chance to get you views on their earlier and not have someone else with same idea put same thing down... It drives me mad you got o posts and someone has put same thing you was thinking of putting... But some do taht and just put it down anyway! Winds me up!! :-@ LOL Oh well..... Each to their own!!
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@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Not every time, sometimes it's the minority that gives positive results, but ofcourse the majority gives the best result most of the time so it depends on the situations and events, if my thinking is in contrast with the majority, I have no choice but to go with the minority.
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• Canada
12 Dec 09
Not a bit. If the majority is doing something, I will go out of my way to do the exact opposite. I have absolutely no interest in following the crowd. I am going to do what is comfortable for me to do, and that comfort is going to be based on my feelings, not based on what society thinks of me.