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 ====== Changing behaviour ====== ====== Changing behaviour ======
-The actions of any society or large group are determined by the moral and habitual values (culture) of the individuals in that group. If we wish to alter the behaviour of a group, we must alter the behaviour of the individuals.+The actions of any society or large group are determined by the moral and habitual values (culture) of the individuals in that group. If we wish to alter the behaviour of a group, we must alter the behaviour of the individuals.((We can see [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=V74AxCqOTvg|here]] how to start a movement out of a couple of individuals.))
  
 People often talk about '​changing society',​ or '​changing the system',​ but society and the system are nothing more than the collective effects of individual behaviour. As such, society and the system can only be observed, not changed. People often talk about '​changing society',​ or '​changing the system',​ but society and the system are nothing more than the collective effects of individual behaviour. As such, society and the system can only be observed, not changed.
  
 ===== Changing individuals ===== ===== Changing individuals =====
-Fortunately,​ changing the behaviour of large numbers of individuals is not as mammoth a task as it appears. In fact, usually only a small minority (up to 10%) need to be sufficiently persuaded in order to influence the whole group. This is due our innately social cohesive nature.+Fortunately,​ changing the behaviour of large numbers of individuals is not as mammoth a task as it appears. In fact, usually only a small minority (up to 10%) need to be sufficiently persuaded in order to influence the whole group. This is due to our innately social cohesive nature. ​((Diffusions of Innovations Theory, Principles and Practice by James W. Dearing and Jeffrey G. Cox. [[https://​www.researchgate.net/​publication/​322941167_Diffusion_Of_Innovations_Theory_Principles_And_Practice|Link]].))
  
 We are given to being influenced by trends, thought leaders and each other. By and large we like to copy each other as it reinforces our status as part of the wider community. This is how we see widespread adoption of fashion, music or toy trends - through the //​virality//​ of social forces. We are given to being influenced by trends, thought leaders and each other. By and large we like to copy each other as it reinforces our status as part of the wider community. This is how we see widespread adoption of fashion, music or toy trends - through the //​virality//​ of social forces.
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