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GROUP THINK IMPERATIVE
stimulated or stressed, I give away choices I’d otherwise make. I
suspend thinking, narrow consciousness and passively transfer control of
myself to some real or imagined authority. I put my faith and trust in,
feeling obligated and beholden to, this authority. The authority is
associated with a culturally agreed on expectancy behind a setting or
belief system. This giving up control happens most often in settings
where peer pressure to conform is strong, or involving rituals
triggering trancelike behavior —even hallucinations!
value free inquiry—unconstrained by authority. I see the best way for
humankind to extend knowledge and maximize understanding is by allowing
individuals a maximum amount of liberty of thought, belief, questioning
and inquiry. I especially value having this liberty because, unlike many,
I am especially curious. I’m driven to seek out and explore new
territory in pursuing intellectual rewards I get a thrill out of
acquiring new knowledge / making new connections!
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.