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The Subconscious Desire to be Accepted and Part of the Group!

2 Jul

On another Blog Entry, one of the EarthZebra readers, “Judy”, asked the question relating to the Casey Anthony Trial. “If the smell of human decomposition is so strong and stays forever, why when the box containing the car trunk liner was opened in the courtroom, …..why did it not smell up the courtroom”? And I have a little story and life lesson which explains this.

Once when I was in 5’th grade we took a field trip to an old Spanish Missionary. Next to the old Mission was a stream. Some of the kids decided to start wading in the stream. One of the kids said, get out of the stream I just saw some trout swimming and your ruining their habitat. The teacher came over and asked me if I saw the trout too. I said, yes I did! But in fact I really did not. Then another kid said he saw the fish too, and then another. I later, on the bus ride back to school asked the first kid if he really saw some fish, and he said no and laughed.

Well, for many years this experience has stuck with me. Why did I say I saw fish? Why did the other kids say they saw fish?

Sometimes people just want to “belong”. Be accepted. Be part of the group. And so they align their opinions, even if false, to be the same.

There was garbage in the trunk. Not a forever lasting smell.

EZ