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Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

binc Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 7:31 AM
True "grownups" let go of the tendency of wanting to belong by the end of their senior year in high school. Of course, I can understand how those that never got a chance to belong in the first place would be just thrilled no matter how advance their age, to finally, finally be accepted into what they see as the " cool" group. Really pathetic.

One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.

As a professor, I cannot count the number of classes in which students were reluctant to ask a question for fear that everyone else already knew the answer. And yet when some “brave soul” actually asks, at least half the class heaves an audible sigh of relief – they all have the same question.

The “grownups” behave this way as well. A few years ago,...