I absolutely agree! So many times in my life have I heard this kind of effery. School, internship, home, and some other places. They are all the same. And I would always say!
"Not because everyone is doing it, it's the right thing to do."
Like, I hate it when people assume that they should follow others and stuff. Like, people should have their own way of thinking. That's why we have our individual brain and mind. That's why there's school. To nurture and develop thinking and learning process. I hate it when people are just copying other people's idea or something like that.
One common example is the airport. I mean, most of the time, people would go to the right place among with other people. But what if the first one to go is going to the bathroom or somewhere? Then the person who would follow that someone would go to the bathroom too. What will happen to everyone on their backs? Like, instead of going to the right place, people would go to the bathroom instead. That's of course a hypothetical situation but not impossible. In science, hypothesis can be proven. Oh well. Enough of the science thingy.
Also, I've noticed that the street crossers here in the Philippines follow the same thing. There's not a lot of people who are educated when it comes to street lights and stuff so people literally cross the streets by their instincts. When there are cars crossing the street, it follows that people would have a hard time crossing it right? So what will happen is that when a person cross the street, everyone would follow. Like, even if it's not the right thing to do. I just hate it when that happens. People in the government should really implement a strict rule and stuff so people would have no excuse. And the streets and the people would be more coordinated. With that being said, less accidents yeah? How awesome would that be?