Field Guide to The Contrarian
Contrarians are the ones who take the opposite view of things and usually shun conventional wisdom.
While most of us conform to society’s norms and are usually penalized for displaying any form of resistance, the contrarians have their own unique philosophies of life and repel the wisdom of the crowd.
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In order to solve this, computer simulations of society were developed.