It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so. ~Friedrich von Schiller
The 18th-century German playwrite & philosopher had deep wisdom when he said those words. We fall into such a trap of self-destruct & defeat when we go with what the majority thinks is right, or moral or productive.
Hollywood Lies: Don’t Follow The Majority
Hollywood & fairy tales have given many people a completely inaccurate impression of what’s really right. What to expect. What to desire. The movies industry has lied to us for decades and as a result, has twisted what is real for “the majority”.
It’s given us a false sense of what love & romance are. Destroyed the functional core concepts of family, men & women’s places, respect and fidelity. It’s taught us we shouldn’t have to have goals and then work our asses off to achieve them – instead giving the false sense that success & wealth should be magically handed to us somehow without our having to earn it.
Following the pack leaves you stepping in $#!+
A person who is constantly ill cannot teach about health & nutrition. One who lies to or cheats on their partner cannot provide advice about stable, successful, loving relationships.
If you want to expect what you see portrayed as popular & acceptable in the movies, you’re never going to be happy & fulfilled. If you follow the majority & accept what they seem to think is “right”, you’re destined for failure, destitution & misery. I know this from personal experience.
The “majority” of our society today lacks common sense & genuine principles – most of all, any true foundation of values. If the majority were right – wouldn’t they all be truly happy, very healthy, in solid, lasting relationships, extremely wealthy? Now… do you want to be just like them?
In all honesty, the majority isn’t any of those things. When it comes time to take advice or seek direction about what’s “right” on any matter, find someone who has done it already and heed what they teach.
One of my favorite quotes is, “If you choose to follow the pack, you’ll step in a lot of what they leave behind”. Following Hollywood’s example will make your life hell. Following other people who have no proven life expertise is a recipe for being just like them. Is that what you want?
Make the choice to do what’s right. The high road is never the easy one.