“The crowd is … untruth.”
I can't stop thinking about this quote from Kierkegaard.
If the majority is almost always wrong, that must mean we are to consider that the minority is almost always … right.
Thinking of all the ways this applies to life.
Science: Galileo was threatened with excommunication from the Church and placed under house arrest for life for suggesting the earth revolved around the sun. The crowd believed one thing. They were wrong. He was right.
Marketing: Nearly every industry has a set of ‘best practices.' The crowd follows them because they are said to be “safe” and proven. But nearly every best practice started out as an idea rejected by the crowd.
Money: More printing has never ended well. For any society or culture. Ever. Yet, governments breathlessly print currency with the belief they're immune to the effects. A popular idea that has endlessly been proven false.
Think through this question during a quiet part of your day:
What ‘untruth' is the crowd currently believing?