On society, its people, and its problem

Based on their opinions on any issue in a society, people can be arranged in a table as shown.







Lets begin with the first row.

Agreeing and disagreeing is indicative of their intelligence  and liberalness. It also indicates their bias, like hate and love. No doubt most people are concentrated here.

The indifferent ones are  normal people. Although it is the most prudent of the stances, it is not good to have this stance for every issue as there is a chance it will degenerate into neutral stance.

Neutral people are the worst. They are either too timid to take a stand or hopelessly uninformed. They pretend to have arrived at their stance after careful weighing of both sides of a story and being rational, no less. It shouldn’t be surprising if these people are sly, with ulterior motives.

Now lets look at the second row.

Here, only two valid stance are valid: agree and disagree. The stance may not be “correct”, but it is a committed one. Note that people can switch between agreeing and disagreeing, and it is perfectly alright in the light of new information.

Using the table, excluding the indifferent ones, people can be divided into two groups based on which row they appear in. The second row people are thinkers and rationalists while the first ones are sycophants, haters, fakes etc.  Not everyone occupies same cell for every issue. How rational one is is a measure of how often they appear in the second row.

The problem in society, probably root cause of every problem, is that most issues have more people occupying the first row most times.


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