A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.
It’s popular to take a vote and let the majority rule. But there are things in our life that we must keep sacred and true. There are times when we must think for ourselves and be true to our own beliefs.
When it comes to what I do or think, there are very few times in my life that I’ve gone along with the majority of what people think. I haven’t followed the crowd. I’ve always tried to be my own person and haven’t always been the most popular person either.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Thinking about the basic standards I've set for myself, it’s impossible for me accept a lot of the things that the majority of people think of as acceptable today. I’m guided by the principles, that when followed, promote values such as trust, good behavior, fairness, and kindness. Neither consensus nor majority rule works when people are only out for themselves. Love isn’t selfish.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.