Why your opinions usually aren’t your own (and how you can fix that)

Once upon a time, conformity was a life-saving force. Consider: You’re on the plains with your fellow Homo Sapiens, when, all of a sudden, your Paleolithic homies jump up and start scampering away from the campsite as quickly as possible. Would it be advisable to: (a) suss out further evidence; or (b) run? If you choose (a), you’re a nonconformist, which is cool, but you’re also dead. Going along with the group in less dire scenarios also behooved our primal ancestors. ….[READ]