that is widely done - worn, said, believed, pretended - by many members of some society at some time, usually for
no better or other reason than that many do it.
There are fashions in
very many human things, from clothes to opinions, and since most men
follow leaders and imitate others, this is and will always be so.
Three important things to note about fashions are that
fashions rule the majority in
every field of human endeavor, also in such reputedly rational fields as
science and philosophy;
(2) wherever there are fashions, there always is one
(3) although fashions are not rational but imitative, they are
quite strong motivators: Most people like to be, feel, look and behave like
most of their mates.
Part of the explanation that fashions rule the majority is that most men
are followers, and tend to be