(un)common ground

a commonplace book


The mass of the people, who are never quite right, are never quite wrong.

C.S. Lewis, “Friendship,” The Four Loves (1965)

This in discussing how the consensus can tend to view the nature of friendships (by Lewis’ definition).

The point is a good one. Don’t dismiss a point of view for the wrong reasons: just because it is the majority opinion/the view of the consensus. Alternatively, don’t trust it entirely for the wrong reasons, principally the inverse of those just intoned.

Avoid the fallacy of the bandwagon; likewise avoid the fallacy fallacy.


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