A small social experiment–would you stand at a buzzer just because everybody else does?
In “free” societies, it’s often used as an insult to call people “sheep.” We like to say, “Do your own thing,” and “Be yourself,” and “Don’t do that just because your friends do.”
But Homo sapiens are a social species. Most of us do go along with the crowd, even if we don’t know why. Even the most independent of us doesn’t desire to be ostracized from our own society.
So would you stand up?