Originally Posted by cybrdyke
You cited that it must be peer pressure, which is just a fancy way of saying that these people are not capable of thinking for themselves. Or that they're just foolish.
No not at all. That's just your interpretation of what "peer pressure" means, not mine.
I said every single one of us is influenced by our peers to some degree, no matter what our beliefs. I acknowledged I was no different, and I can think for myself and don't believe I'm stupid.
You may belief your a total individual, making all you own independent rational decisions. I also though that way once. But the older I get the more I have come to recognize just how much social, peer, and lets call them subconscious forces shape us. The rational mind may thinks its in total control, but alas its not.
Perhaps best to agree to disagree.