Truth or influence: do you say something because it's true, or because of the intended effect? Do you pick sides based on who's right, or based on your interests? Do you pick a political party, a religion, based on where the truth lies, or based on fashion, on other people's opinions?

Do you say stuff and hold views only in order to please or displease, rebel or conform, annoy or appease? Of course, it's a second-hander stance, with the usual issue: if everyone does this, where do points of views come from?

And, who's determining the course of your life, your own values and choices, or the values and choices of people that are dumber than you?