Question: All people are conformists by nature. They are more willing to follow society than to show their independence.
Renowned psychologist of the 20th century Erich Fromm writes: “Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”
Why are we so easily influenced by society?
Answer: Because we are entirely a result of the surrounding society. Completely! And what can be one’s own in a person?
Remark: It may be an illusion, but everyone feels like an individual.
Comment: This is given to us by nature. And then what?
Remark: Ask any person and they will say, “I made the decision to go to this country. It was I who decided to acquire such and such a profession,” and so on.
Comment: Of course, he made the decision. And so everyone thinks. But where did this decision come from? What is it a consequence of?
If we dig, we will get to the bottom of the fact that a person has nothing of his own.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 4/30/20