Conformity Kills People
Bullies enforce it, suicides are driven by shame from it, hate crimes are committed for it, riots break out over it, war crimes are fueled by it.
Conformity Kills Ideas
No one ever achieved a break-through innovation by conforming or by letting a conformist kill it.
Conformity Kills Organizations
Companies cling to obsolete processes and products, keep trying to do the same things only more. Boards don’t recognize the need to change, executives fall into groupthink and make terrible decisions because no one steps out of line to point out flaws that should be obvious.
Conformity is dangerous when conditions change dramatically.
Conformity doubles down on losses again and again.
Conformity can be as comforting and as dangerous as falling asleep in the snow.
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