This week Jack brings in the topic of social conformity; we discuss if it is detrimental to society. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about whether it is more important to conform towards sportsman-like behaviour or win at any cost. The conversation derails as we end up talking about what it means to “win” in life.
Afterwards, Jack provides some tips on how to chase girls on a budget.
Check out Grace’s blog post about social conformity (and watch the video we talk about on the episode)
More examples of Groupthink.
Hope Solo’s comments after team USA’s loss.
I mentioned the experiment with the monkeys which has been described countless times to explain social conformity. To be clear: the actual experiment was never conducted (but is often referenced).