How Norms Change

“The voice of authority speaks not for the one but for the many; authority figures have a strong and rapid effect on social norms in part because they change our assumptions about what other people think.”

Have you ever thought about how social norms change and the speed at which they sometimes do?

This Maria Konnikova Hamilton The New Yorker article offers a fascinating look at how norms change.

She explains we’re all born with bias, but the extent to which those biases impact our behavior is determined by our culture and social environments. This article explains why so many of us feel like the world’s been turned upside down lately.