Herd behaviour vs. common sense
Today I’m wondering about herd behaviour and common sense.
Staying with the herd and not be different was, in pre-historic times, a survival tool.
Our brain has developed and we are not pre-historic any longer. However, the old, archaic brain runs our fast reactions and our fight or flight-reactions. The new, modern brain is more sophisticated. With the new , modern brain we developed a sophisticated oral language and we can transfer culture from one generation to the other.
So, in this context I am wondering :
– When is the tipping point when common sense flies stops functioning and herd behaviour kicks in ?
– What is it that make some of us just stand and watch when somebody else needs help?
– What is it that makes others step up and give a helping hand?
– When is it that herd behaviour flies out the window and common sense kicks in ?
Common sense is simple and often the key to change things for the better.
I’ve noticed it is rare to find these days.
When I see it, it puts a smile on my face.