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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Independence vs dependence

Why are most people submissive?

My July 28 blog was about leadership: Why is leadership restricted to animals and humans? The flip side of leadership is submission of a majority to a minority. Why are most (animals and) people submissive? A 2010 article in Psychology Today argues that people are conformists: "Human beings are herd animals. We survive only in highly coordinated groups....

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Herd or group behaviour

 There are two main sides in the corona debate: (1) the minimalist approach (eg, conspiracy, flu, hoax), and (2) the maximalist approach (eg, absolute numbers, pandemic). I do not belong to either side. The Covid-19 disease is real but its impact on human lives is minimal (ie, an average fatality rate of 0.05% or 1 in 2,000 humans). I am flabbergasted by the...

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