You might be familiar with this story of the monkey, water, ladder, and bananas experiment. It is based on a study about fear responses in monkeys, by G.R. Stephenson. It’s an excellent example of learned behavior and group dynamics.
Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.
Don't be like the monkeys. The lesson here is to question things. It's okay to be skeptical. If you agree, share this with your friends.