Are you one of those people who make decisions by the opinions or appraisals of others? Do gossips among your social network cause disturbance to you even though you know it is not true?
In today’s Digital Age, we are surrounded by all forms of opinions, gossips, appraisals, sometimes even all kinds of irresponsible defamation in the social media. We’ve seen how people fall into depression or even turn suicidal just because they are not able to handle what they read or hear in the social media or workplace.
A study was done in USA from 120 college students and they found that gossips changed their own opinions and the influence of gossip remained even the people had personal interactions. This experiment showed the power of social conditioning and the weakness of human mind because they rather believe what others are telling than trusting their personal experience.
How can we go beyond social coditioning and not allow any negative influence into our inner space?