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Debunking Common Misconceptions: The Reality of Majority Opinion

  If we carefully analyze the opinions of others, we may find a fact that is depressing and at the same time gives people a strange sense of relief: the opinions of the vast majority of people on most things are full of serious problems. of confusion and errors.

  ”We can say with certainty that some commonly held views, some generally accepted ideas, are extremely stupid because they were once believed by most people.”

  Chamfort believes: those that are flatteringly called popular common sense What should often be called popular ignorance, because the so-called popular common sense is always subject to simplification, illogicality, prejudice and superficiality.

  ”The most ridiculous customs and the most ridiculous rituals can be explained by the same sentence everywhere: It has always been like this.”

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