Asch Conformity Experiments: I AM ELITIST
The great philosopher Plato thought ides like democracy and equality where a bad thing, because usually the majority of people are dumb, so if we go off the majorities decision, we are probably voting for something dumb. For instance in 2014, the majority vote in Arizona was to lock up illegal immigrants stopped without Identification cards on them without trail. The law the majority of people voted for in AZ, stated that immigrants could be locked up forever, if they were caught without their paperwork on them.I have lost my ID multiple times. Once I even got my passport stolen. Illegal or not you can easily just not have your identification card on you and that's no reason to go to jail FOREVER.Luckily, we only have the illusion of democracy in this country, and the Supreme Court over turned the majorities stupidity.
Now, when Barack Obama was first running for president, his competition would often try to turn voters against him by calling him an elitist. If everyone thinks Brack Obama is a snob, nobody will vote for him right? Being an elitist isn't a bad thing. Being an elitist means you know the longer straw is B and stand by B. You don't doubt your intellect because the group doubts theirs. even when everyone else is trying to tell you to pick A. A good leader sees the truth through superior intellect and sticks with B. A good leader is better than the group, which is why they lead it. There is nothing wrong with being an elitist, but it's an efficient form of mudslinging because people get angry about their own inadequacies.
Dr. Drew Westen, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of "The Political Brain.""If you think you should be president, by definition you are an elitist, only because you believe that of the 300 million people in America, you are the best person to run it," he said. "There can't be a more elitist statement than that."
The bottom line is people are not equal. Back Obama graduated JD degree magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. You couldn't get any more elitist than that. He is better educated, better traveled, better spoken, more charismatic and more handsome than the majority of us and he has specialized knowledge and wisdom, and a great sense of humor. Brack Obama was a great leader, a part of the elite and that's why he was the is the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Now feel good idealists need to stop lying about situations and people. It’s not productive to lie. It’s productive to tell the truth, and the truth is some people are better than others because they work on themselves more. They work on themselves more because they respect themselves more. World athletes hit the gym every day and monitor their diets carefully. Masterful musicians practice their craft for hundreds if not thousands of hours. World class chiefs just cut bags of potatoes to practice their chopping skills. People who take the time to hone a specialized skill set deserve to be special because they worked for it.
Everyone is so worried about being sensitive and politically correct, that we no longer feel free to call it like we see it. Humans do not share the same worth and this is a lie we have to stop telling ourselves if we want to be successful in a world that doesn’t care if we succeed or end up dead in a parking lot. The good news is we can all add to our value and bring our worth up as soon as we decide to form better habits and routines.
The little choices we make every day, have a snowball effect and they can add to or reduce the quality of our inherent value. Believe it not, it's a choice to run for president, it's a choice to follow the crowds, it's a choice to be stupid because you choose not to read or to adjust your world view even after it has been proven to be destructive.
Humans do not all share the same value or worth. There’s a reason we say Julia Roberts is worth 7 million dollars, and a homeless drunk isn’t even worth the black market value of his kidneys because his kidneys are shot. In the land of idealism, all humans are the same, but we don’t live there. We live in the real world, and in the real world some humans are more valuable than others because they have a certain skill set that they specialize in that makes them more valuable to society and the world at large. Its pompous nativity and idealism to say a drug addict who has been in and out of jail their whole life has the same value as a doctor who came up with some death defying cure.
This conversation is not about people being better than others, or using words like inferior and superior, or right and wrong, but it is a conversation about understanding who you are and what your value is. We all want to have magnificent stories to leave behind, but sometimes life does not write the story we want written about ourselves. Life is a journey and unexpected and miraculous things happen on this journey. Some things we experience are degrading and other elements of life are glorious. I am not going to tell bold lies like life is fair, but I am going to tell you we all have a fighting chance to become anything we want to become, at least in America. We should try our hardest, while we are here to get what we want out of life instead of living passively according to other people‘s terms. Respect yourself enough to live by your terms, not others. Respecting yourself is the key to success. Work harder! Be an elitist. It means you're better.
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