Based on opinion derived from personal observation - people are exceptionally social animals as a whole. Given this, though your knowledge outweighs mine, why do people have more of a bovine response when it comes to social challenges?
We are social animals and were social for millions of years before language, so we learned to mimic others as a form of bonding. These tendencies are not learned they are inborn they are a primitive language so to speak that is not fully needed as much now. Not sure how bovine or cows are related though"Why do we often respond in the pattern of others?" We learn it as a kid, we imitate our family to fit in. Some never grow up, and spend their whole lives imitating and trying to fit in. Most never experience true freedom.
In the past, we had an adult society, now it's kindergarten. False emotional hysteria rules this generation.
The Age of Delusion.