just because

Whenever DOC would do something stupid or beg for something of which GW did not approve, DOC’s father would say:
Just because everyone else jumps off a cliff doesn’t mean you have to!

I do not know how may times I heard that saying as a youth. It got to where I would say (to myself in my mind…yeah, I head that one before. Never say that out loud. Did not want to incur GW’s wrath.) But over time I came to understand the truth behind the saying:

Wisdom is doing what is right, as opposed to doing what is popular.

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