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The term is often used to denote persons who voluntarily acquiesce to a perceived authority figure's suggestion without critical analysis or sufficient research to understand the ramifications of that decision. By doing so, Sheeple undermine their own individuality and may willingly give up their rights. The implication of the term is that people fallaciously appeal to authority and believe or do what they are told by perceived authority figures who they view as trustworthy. The term is generally used in a political, social, and sometimes religious sense
They tend to enjoy the ego-boost that comes with thinking of oneself as the only intelligent objector in a world of sheeple
Originally posted by Forevever
reply to post by AeonStorm
ETA: Free thinker doesn't work - because the people I'm describing make blanket denials with zero evidence to back it up.
there are 3 types of people - Free Thinkers, Sheeple, and _________ (trying to fill in the blank here, crazies? PCT? whats a wolfer? )edit on 5-8-2011 by Forevever because: free thinking