DP Daily Prompt: Groupthink

Mary, Heather, and Sally are having a very interesting conversation.

Shh don’t tell them, Greg and I (Marie)  are listening.

Mary : guess what, Mrs. Hay ward said : I am the smartest student in her class.

Heather: Noooo, she didn’t,teachers do not tell their students,who is the smartest,you are making it up.

Sally: I’m with you Heather.I know teachers never do that.

Mary: Really, how do you know?

Heather: My Dad Said, this kind of thing breeds jealousy between classmates.

Sally: I agree, my Dad is a teacher,he did say the same thing.

Mary: I don’t see any harm in telling a student, she/he is the smartest. It helps to motivate the students.

Heather and Sally: What about us, should we not be motivated too?

Mary: Maybe she likes me more than you.This is why she wants me to be better than all of you.

Greg and Marie step out of their hiding place.

Greg and Marie: Mary you’re such a showoff,you are trying to tell us the teacher likes you more than us. Why would she like you more? You’re always arguing with us and telling us you’re better. To confirm it you’re dragging the teacher. We do not believe you. I know if Mrs Huxley finds out, you’ll have some explaining to do.

Mary: Where did you two come from? I know you were eavesdropping, it is bad manners to do this. You need to apologize.

Greg: We’ll do no such thing. Besides we were passing by and overheard your conversation. We decided to set things right. You three need to thank us. Otherwise you guys would pull each others’ hair. We saved you from a tragedy.

Greg: Let’s go Marie, we have things to do. We cannot waste anymore time.  You know, “Time and Tide Waits For No One”.

Mary, Heather and Sally: Can we come too?

Greg: Only if you promise not to fight.

Heather,Mary And Sally: Cross our heart,we won’t!

Greg and Marie: Okay gang let’s go!!


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  9. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post.

    There is such a thing as group-think. Perhaps it’s inevitable with humans, and yet it can slow change from occurring.

    All good wishes,


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