October 14, 2013

Ill-effects of Peer De-Pressurisation

Peer De-pressurisation. Something very similar & profound yet so new. On October 8, 2013 Kruti & I were talking about piracy. How it is so easy to Pirate stuff, courtesy of the internet.
& how it is so wrong.
That is when this concept occurred to me.
We have a very high mental resistance to traditional 'bad-activities' such as stealing someone's wallet. Why? Because we have been taught & have come to realise that it is a very bad thing to do. & nobody around us does it.
However for piracy (which is  almost the same as stealing a wallet) everyone around us (in college) is doing it, someone downloads a movie torrent, another guy downloads a T. V. series etc. which simply reduces the mental resistance to piracy, it just looks like, 'everyone is doing it, including these good people, so maybe it isn't that bad.' but it is only when we look deep that we realise piracy is the same as stealing someone's wallet.
Similarly for smoking & drinking too.

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