Freedom of Choice

Picture 9Even though there’s reports that this news story, the one that raced around the internet yesterday, is fake, what’s interesting is our perception of how unreasonable North Korean leaders are, making this story seem pretty darned plausible.

Funny thing is that over here many of us all dress the same without even being told to — making us more or less rational than our image of North Korea?

But the fact that pretty much everyone in business dresses the same, that you can easily spot a university student in a crowd, or, better yet, that millions race out to get the latest fashions or hairstyles featured in films or magazines, is seen by us as, what?, expressions of our rugged individualism?

That many of us posted and forwarded the story on someone else’s unthinking conformity, without asking about whether it might not be true, means what about us…?

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