. . . of crowds.
Don't let [the crowd] convince you that . . .
. . . you must accept a two-hour commute to work, or that you must sacrifice time with your family so that you can ascend the ladder of success, or that you must conform youself to standard business practices, or that you can't (and shouldn't) shield your children from the corruption of society, or that you should get a divorce if your spouse is not meeting all of your needs, or that you have to buy your kids (and yourself) every new gadget available, or that you are duty bound as an American citizen to tolerate and accept every new utopian cause or moral aberration on the market.
(Louis Markos, "Advice to My Son 2: If the Crowd Goes One Way . . ." civitate.org, September 5, 2013)