Saturday, 16 January 2016

Safety in Numbers.

There is nothing more terrifying than being alone.

That is why people feel safety in numbers.

In the schoolyard you will often find a group of children will gang up on an individual and bully him.

This is terror in the group dynamic.

Children are so afraid of being bullied by others that they band together to pick on someone more vulnerable than themselves - an individual who is a lone representative of difference.

We see this in gangs.
We see this in society.
We see this in religion.
We see this in politics.
We see this in international relations.

But the fact remains - it is a manifestation of fear.

A fear that is learned from the world around us.

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