In our modern society, we face many situations where we have to take a step back and to think. We often have to consider, do the things we say, are politically correct? Often, we face criticism and objection from our surroundings if we do not formulate in a way which matches the majorities beliefs. The question is, is the majority always, right?
Do we always have to hide what we think?
There are situations where every party member in a discussion agree in one point and even show their agreement in a private discussion between themselves but often when in the group, they keep silence. This is not because they agree with the situation. They just do not want confrontation and want to be politically incorrect.
Confrontation is taboo. It is easier to talk behind someone’s back than say to him directly. Often in these situations, one person becomes the voice for others and present an objection. He does not necessarily succeed in his case and in the process, he may suffer lots of criticism and problems.
We often hear sentences like “Don’t be a hero”, “Let’s someone else” express his opinion.
I claim that a hero by definition is a loser and if you do a research in history, heroes often die or spend the rest of their life in captivation.
Then the question is why these people do it? Are these people not intelligent enough to see, that they will get into trouble?
Let’s get back to the question above. is the majority, always right? I do not agree that the majority is always right. often the majority of people are wrong and beside it is easy to manipulate majority. Just look at history. When Copernicus came with the idea that earth is turning around the sun and it is not in the center of the universe, in spite of the fact that he was right he was severely punished. The same goes for Galileo, he had to decline his belief in order to save his life.
In Sweden, for a period of time majority of people believed that “Alone is the strongest” but we know now that this is a wrong perception.
I read in a publication which claimed that democracy is a dictatorship of the majority. I may not go so far as that but there is definitely some truth in it.
Often when it questions about voting the result is that some group of people who cannot get enough supporter for their cause cannot influence their life situation and implement things according to their beliefs. Obviously, these groups do not agree with the majority and their voice is not heard. If we formulate it differently, the majority force their will on these groups which do not have enough vote. Well, we think that is the way it is. If you think about it, it is a kind of dictatorship. Now, please don’t shoot the messenger. You are entitled to your opinion and this is a blog which is visited only by 100 people per day so the chances that I can make any big impact on the society or politic is very slim next to non-existing. However, if you think differently, express yourself in the comment section. Don’t call me or send me a hate mail. It is beautiful when people can present an argument and disprove or prove a point.
So, back to the point. how do we treat the majority vs heroes?
In society, often (I could even dare to say always), progress and discoveries come from the people who are free thinkers. these are the nerds who sit in their rum and discover something which the majority of society then can take benefit of. How do we treat these people? they are outcast in school because they don’t have an athletic body, are not invited to parties and made fun of.
If we get back to political correctness, we find out that we do not agree with lots of thing in society, but we do not say anything.
The bottom line is, one doesn’t need to be always politically correct. If you see something is wrong, speak up.
Although you will be punished for your opinion. people who are smart will notice and who knows you may make an impact on at least one person.
I know as a fact that what I write in my blog has caused me many blockages, these blockages show themselves in different aspects of my life. I guess every article have a different effect on different people.
If I write about the Alien’s agenda, probably, I am one of those crazy people with aluminum foil around my head.
If I write about the spirit and consciousness, I am one of those kumbaya people who should not be taken seriously.
If I write about the fact that it is a smart individual who is pulling the majority, perhaps I will be called anti-democracy.
One thing I have learned is that my value is not defined by other people. A precious metal is valuable because of its own quality not because other people say so.
My advice to you is, do not define yourself by other people’s opinions. Your value comes within and no one can take that away from you.
Do not always take a comfortable road. Although road without conflict is safe, they are seldom the ultimate way for personal development.
This, however, doesn’t mean that one has to be in a fight at all time. It means when it matters you do not take the highway and put yourself in discomfort because others may be able to