Does society guide the future based on correct concerns? Do trends influence future technology? What is most acceptable to the masses is the winner over sometimes a better technology. And this expands outside of technology. A TV show that you like has probably been cancelled before you think it should have been. This is the majority picking something that disagrees with a small set of viewers that really like the show. But what is best? You obviously have your feelings about the show, and they have theirs. Who is right? The thing is that it is right for them, but not right for you. We swim along nicely as long as everyone is going in the same direction, but when there is a change it is startling. It can be you striking out on your own or the rest of the school goes the other direction. I guess I am mixing metaphors here, but hopefully you understand what I am saying.
We are mirrors reflecting mirrors. We see ourselves reflected back at us, but we don’t want to rob that being of their individuality, so we know that we are also a mirror reflecting back to them. It is rather beautiful and touching when you think about it.