One on one the conversations seem to work at a pace that makes sense to me. Make it one more and it could get confusing. More than that, hmmm, I don’t know, quiet might be the best way for me. Not that it was the path I could choose. How do you choose to stay quiet when folks are about to be crushed by an elephant that they can’t see? won’t see? don’t want to see?
Or is the elephant only important to me?
Maybe the group is so strongly tied to their conformity that the elephant has no power to sway them. They’d rather go down with the ship than be first to say, “Hey, there’s an elephant here. What should we do about it?”
Which line is the same height on those cards? To stay with the group most would choose the wrong line. How the rules of group think can rule out the most obvious truths to reinforce the strangest, most unfounded beliefs. The safety of the group is a powerful thing.
It would hurt me physically to choose the lie just to stay with the group.
I am both blessed and cursed at not being able to understand how to enter into the “hive mind” that is social conformity.
−me strauss Letting me be