Stop submitting to social conformity and use your brain instead

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  • Whether we deal with technology, religion, science, or any other subject, nothing has ever been more harmful to the human race, both generally and individually, than people submitting to social conformity rather than use the gift of their intellect!


    Conformity is, as mentioned on Wikipedia, the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours to group norms, politics or being like-minded.


    For the past 30+ years in the industry (and generally in society) I have seen nothing more stupid and absolutely devastating than people following hype, trends and "majority" rule. Not only that, but the worst part is, and that is something that is really difficult to handle, when those very people actually believe that what they are doing is the right thing. They are utterly clueless about their own stupid behaviour.


    I am not talking about mistakes, we all make mistakes. And I am not talking about being "clever" or "smart", that is not what this is about. I am also not talking about issues that are a matter of opinion. What I am talking about are issues that are a matter of fact, a matter of understanding by studying the subject and reaching correct conclusions by the correct usage of the brain, such as the fact that fire is burning.


    Much of technology is pure fact, you don't even need to understand everything at the microscopic level, as long as you understand the fundamentals at the macroscopic level, you can reach correct and solid conclusions. Add to the equation experience, and you have a pragmatic approach that always brings you closest to the results you desire and that benefit you according to the goals you have set.


    When ever you have an opinion about something and you feel the need to express that opinion on something like Hacker News, Reddit or Lobster then ask yourself this first: Am I really saying what I am saying because I truly believe this, or am I saying this because that is what the majority is doing?


    A popular synonym to what the majority is doing is "the modern way", or sometimes it is even called "best practice", which can be quite misleading because then best practice really becomes stupid practice. Not all modern or best practice is stupid or bad, but a ton of it is, and a lot of it is made up by people who have become rich by selling books, giving speeches at conferences, and making lengthy videos on YouTube that makes them feel important and good about themselves. They know, understand and truly exploit the subject of conformity.


    Never ever follow or submit to conformity just because that is what the majority or someone popular is doing! Never ever follow anything religiously - even when you strongly believe it is the truth! If you follow something religiously, it will completely blind you from discovering a possible mistake on your part!


    Use your brain! Study, investigate and think! It's not difficult! Yes, it requires effort. Yes, it is more difficult than simply submitting to what the majority is doing. Going against the current often requires bravery because not only can it feel bad, but it can also attract the scolding of your peers, those of them who themselves have no clue about what they are doing, and who feel frightened by your nonconformity. But the consequence of simply submitting to conformity is always bad, no matter what!


    Source

    https://unixsheikh.com/article…e-your-brain-instead.html


    I couldn't agree more as a non conformist myself. :)

  • Wasn't quite sure where to post this but after a search I have dug up one my threads started. Are these people just conforming to stupid and dumbed down.....


    mike murphy is going to love this.


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    Check out some of the other vids in on his channel LOL


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    I don't now what is going on in the world today. Between the woke movement along with the tech and media leading people on What a mess the world and our species will be like in 10 years. We are all losing our sense of identity and individuality and becoming more like the Borg every day. Welcome to the Matrix.

  • I am not talking about mistakes, we all make mistakes. And I am not talking about being "clever" or "smart", that is not what this is about. I am also not talking about issues that are a matter of opinion. What I am talking about are issues that are a matter of fact, a matter of understanding by studying the subject and reaching correct conclusions by the correct usage of the brain, such as the fact that fire is burning.


    You think anybody on here is interested in facts???????? You're on the wrong site, honey. This is a collective of closed minds and tory press driven hatemongering of anything that remotely includes conclusions drawn on the basis of the evidence.


    Jeezus.


    Listen, I could write the US constitution, one of the greatest documents ever produced by humankind. OK so the americans only follow the bits they like, such as owning guns and of course we all know that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, but the document in itself is a masterpiece of liberty, freedom and enlightenment. And if I was to come on here and produce a similar document of equal worth it would be dismissed for no other reason than I wrote it and I have been written off as a left wing anti-democracy tree hugging woke liberal loony so nothing I can ever say will resonate with them other than swivel eyed, spittle flecked outrage.


    Facts mean nothing to these people. Doctrine is everything. dogma is everything. Boris Johnson arse fucks a cocker spaniel and it's a trivial matter. Nothing to see here. Kier Starmer picks his nose and it's a capital offence. Hang the bastard. That's the level we are on here.


    I admire the attempt but your banging your head against a brick wall with this lot. Thats why you've been running this thread for nearly a year and had to bump it now and you've still had only one reply (apart from this) and that only contained four words.

    Just telling the truth, that's all. I know you don't like it, but there it is.

  • Those who subscribe to the New Social Conformity show how idiotic and thick they really are. They think that Wokery is the new religion, that LGBT is the only way to live and that the rights of normal people to go about their lawful business should be trampled on. This New Social Conformity is a blight in society and should be seen for what it is. It's moral subversion.

    ------It is hoped that a return to morality, decency and respect will occur when enough of the silent majority realise how the New Social Conformity is dragging society into the gutter and stand up for morality and decency.

  • You really are off the wall, IT Girl! You may prefer to ignore the posts where we have agreed with you, but quite honestly you are so aggressively Left-wing with your pronouncements, you can pretty well guarantee a reaction, which you then weaponise against other forum members.


    Let’s all try to be respectful of each other and try to be a bit more even-handed. If you keep finding extracts from social media (which is not a reliable source of ‘facts’) to support your perspective and then to dismiss those who disagree with you out of hand, this does not amount to a very mature approach.


    If you don’t like being labelled a troll, then stop trolling. This is a discussion forum, so let’s discuss things in a mature way. If you insult people, you’ll get insults back.


    If you seriously believe this to be a right-wing forum, which it is not, then try presenting factual information without your usual accompanying rants and then having a sensible discussion about the things that concern you. That is what can alter minds - by helping people to see things from a different point of view. You won’t change minds by insulting them - they will simply become more entrenched.

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