5 thoughts on “What Happens Tomorrow?

  1. I’ve been pondering this. You take a group of people and randomly divide them into groups then give them problems and tasks to complete. Studies show that group members almost reflexively think of their group as best and other groups as inferior. They can easily maintain this thought pattern right up to the moment they lose, fail at the task, come in second, etc. Interestingly, even then, they still think of their group as best. Rightly or wrongly they then fall back on all sorts of justifications. “They got lucky.” “It wasn’t fair.” “They cheated.” (The latter is a personal favorite.)

    They may also cherry-pick criteria that they think still casts them in a positive light. “Sure the other team scored more touchdowns but I’m better looking.” This is self-delusional since all they really cared about was winning.

    The driver comment may not have been the best. I’d argue that if someone is causing accidents then they just might not be an above average driver. Of course, the driver in question will easily find a way to see it differently and still think of themselves as the best. See story about the L.A. elderly driver who accidentally put car in reverse and ran over some kids. He then went on to state, “I’m a good driver. I have no intention of giving up my license.”


  2. We’ve all heard the old maxim that most drivers on the road feel they are above average. Well, they can’t all be right. The math doesn’t support that!

    By the same token, studies have found that when humans are split into groups, even randomly, the group members automatically come to the conclusion that their group is somehow better than the rest, whether the facts support this conclusion or not. Go team!

    My bet? This same concept somehow plays into politics and our party system. After all political parties are among the biggest groups of all, right?

    You’re brilliant. I just wish we had more like you! And yes, I voted!


    • Agreed. But, using your same analogy, people driving on the road may indeed believe they are the best driver, but they don’t knock someone off the road to prove their point. Well, most don’t anyways.

      I think it’s okay to have your stance. For example, it would be hard to argue with me about a woman’s right to choose. I don’t care what you’re argument may be for being Pro Life, I’m fairly sure nothing you say can change my mind, I’m Pro Choice. However, I’m not going to stop listening, stop talking to you about everything else just because we may disagree on one point. In essence, on this subject, I believe I’m the better driver by far, but I’mma still let you drive on the same road as me. 🙂

      now, “brilliant”? Hmmm… how much money do I owe you for saying such sweet kind things? You’re a doll. I know, that’s messin’ with your rep, but I do think you’re more sweet than not… HA!


  3. Very well said.
    It would be nice if we weren’t at a point where passion in politics overrides rationality.
    Nor (in the interest of being civil) will I talk about what I think is the cause.

    I’m also probably guilty of some of what you said.
    Sadly, it’s said that a democracy (or democratic republic) gets exactly the govt it deserves.
    Doesn’t say anything good about us that ours is so dysfunctional.


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