The Mob Mentality

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The mob mentality is an extremely dangerous force because it thrives on easy-to-incite feelings rather than on reason and deflects responsibility from any individual member of the mob. It is far easier to arouse emotion and quick judgements than it is to prompt people to form knowledgeable thoughts on a topic. The crowd mentality can also have a larger impact than just bad decisions because it can utilize the power and the force of magnitudes more people than a simple mistake can influence. This kind of mentality seemingly deflects responsibility from the individual and has been used to support many dastardly deeds that no one person could morally bear to perform. Emotion can be aroused by half-truths and falsehoods, which require little effort
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