We are all susceptible to conformity , especially when we feel a very strong sense of connection within a particular group. Conformity in the group is heightened in a particular setting that reinforces our feeling (e.g. healthcare workers in a hospital setting or cheering your home team at home surrounded by home team fans). Our need to belong is such a strong driving force that we go through great measures to protect our status within the group by heightening our feels and thus behaviors. This is also true when our feelings and behaviors are not congruent by a measurable value, whether quantitative or qualitative. Often these behaviors will defy logic or rational thought.
This blog is about questioning everything, and allowing you, the reader, the opportunity to question your own thoughts, regardless of how difficult the conclusion(s) may be.
Think about how conformity is impacting the situation the world finds its self in. No one wants to be the “bad guy” or be wrong. So why is it that we have over looked the fact that only 0.0000065% of the total world population has died from COVID? Understanding that the international coding for classification of diagnosis is contributing to misdiagnosis has also been dismissed. Someone very dear to me who refused to post in my blog, for fear I may think differently about her or for fear that her view might be challanged in a platform that is not being censored, I assume… “It’s not a coding issue” she stated. I agreed but does the wording not cause this extremely small number to be bigger than what it really is I thought. The conflicting wording its self should be questioned. Why would we accept a presumption as valid truth? Especially if something was “so deadly”, shouldn’t we be investigating, questioning it, and demanding proper documentation rather than presuming it? Why would we need the CDC to confirm a diagnosis and than in the same paragraph clearly state that the CDC is no longer available for confirmation?
It’s also clear that “relief funds” are promoting rather than helping. In order to qualify for “funding” or payoff monies, clinics have to claim that an employee or patient has been “diagnosed” with COVID. Very few healthcare workers are willing to speak up about these truths as conformity has taken hold. Why would they tarnish their hard work, the years of schooling, the paycheck, their responsibility to keep people alive? “This thing is killing people” they exclaim, overlooking to the small death toll and the 95% survival death. “Healthy 30 year olds are dying” one said. Healthy people die but that is no reason to over simplify the cause of death. WE SHOULD understand why and understand that “healthy” is very much a relative term and that because one “healthy” person dies it does NOT mean that one case should be applied to everyone without valid, unbiased set of results.
Why would anyone of us sacrifice going against our group? Especially, when that group is suppose to protect our health. I am not suggesting that all healthcare providers feel this way nor that we shouldn’t trust their judgement. But I am suggesting that we shouldn’t follow their opinions without judgement or questioning. After all, malpractice is the 3 leading cause of death.
Again, why would anyone go against their professional group or any group they have invested so much time and effort in? Really, I’ve had many heated discussions with others that I truly love, admire, and adore.
The reason why I have chosen to stand up is for a simple fact. That having an abusive parent and being in fostercare, many would often ask me why? Why was I not like other kids who had gone though the same situation? The cycle of abuse is very well documented. I was often told by others that the best they could hope for is that “I didn’t beat my kids someday”. What a poor goal for anyone, don’t you think? I realized that in order to break the abusive cycle, we all need to say, “enough”! This stops with me, this stops with you, this stops with all of us! Look at the one number that can not be disputed, that is measurable, that is logical….0.0000065%!
- : https://psychology.iresearchnet.com/social-psychology/social-psychology-experiments/conformity-experiment/