I re-shared my fb post that I posted 2 years ago- on this very pervasive tendency of people giving opinion on issues that they are NOT well-verse of. This is called ultracrepidarianism. The term that I myself learned from Think Like A Freak.
After two years, this habit seems to have no sign of ceasing but to my surprise it has become a norm to our society. Apart from ‘hollier-than-thou‘, this is another syndrome that apparently well-celebrated by the community.
These two diseases exist because of three main factors :
- The myriad and tonnes of information available online which people have a facile access to it.
- The spirit to know things- spirit of inquiry- sense of curiosity (you name it)
- Herd/mob mentality which people tend to be influenced by their peers and surroundings (majority).
Well, I don’t have enough time to spell out every mentioned factors but I am sure that you know them quite well.