16 June 2018

Image of the day -- judging by appearances

A surprising number of people think like this.  I used to.  The fact is, in most cases you have no idea what's going on in the heads of all those people around you who outwardly appear to be mindless conformists.  Image by XKCD.

6 Comments:

Blogger Harry Hamid said...

I've noticed this. Especially when I've gotten to know really people in positions of public trust or well-known people, there's a tendency for them to eventually admit to me, "Oh, if everybody only knew what was going on in my head!" as though everyone else doesn't have some sort of internal life, too.

Some of us are just better at covering it than others.

16 June, 2018 07:20  
Blogger Adam said...

True but I still hold on to the belief that at least 35% of the population is dumb as rocks

16 June, 2018 07:48  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, that cartoon is very true!

16 June, 2018 09:08  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Harry: It's funny how people feel expected to cover it up.

Adam: Maybe so, but even dumb people are not always mindless conformists.

Debra: We bloggers, at least, should know.....

17 June, 2018 06:19  
Blogger Rational Nation USA said...

Conformity comes in many forms. Most, is not all, conform to something. Usually what they view as holding value for them..

18 June, 2018 12:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Conformity comes in many forms.

That's certainly true. There's a video out there where someone is interviewing a young woman and asks her something about how she defines herself, and she replies, "I'm a millennial. We don't like labels."

18 June, 2018 14:51  

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