I have been thinking more and more recently about the fact a majority of people spend their lives trying to get people to agree with them.
Whether this is something simple such as the quality of a particular film, or more important subjects such as politics and religion.
It is in our nature, to want to surround ourselves with people who agree with us. It validates us. It makes us feel comfortable. We do not want to
even entertain the fact that we may be wrong.
This particular part of human nature is, in my opinion, our biggest downfall.
If you took away this "want" (Because it is not a need) and everyone had their own opinion, and did not make it their mission to force their beliefs
on others, then the world would live very harmoniously.
I absolutely hate the term "sheeple" but I also despise those who openly agree with the majority despite their own personal beliefs.
Religion, of course is a classic example of this, because the alternative of being wrong is..well....hell!
My friend, you can believe that the moon is made of cheese, but dont try and drag me to the astro-cheddar convention. (Theyre all crackers anyway)
We are all entitled to our beliefs, and we are free to express our beliefs to others. However they are under no obligation to agree.
So I guess what i am saying is in reality, If you believe wholeheartedly in what you do, the only person who's validation should matter, is you!
edit on 11-6-2013 by Briles1207 because: missed line