I believe the time has come to discuss the painful subject of public opinion.
We all know that the public is fickle and easily convinced to turn its opinions in a completely opposite direction as easily and quickly as the wind does, apparently as long as that change involves moving from acclamation to condemnation. However it seems that the same public is very reluctant to recognize its mistakes when a change from vicious attacks to approval is required. A shift of such a sort appears to be undesirable, and therefore to be ignored, at least as a general rule.
One might search for the underlying reason for such behavior, and the answers are usually rather discouraging. It seems that the public is instinctively prone to heavy criticism and also predisposed to vilify personal characters, rather than to approve and respect. In other words, the public loves to hate and hurt…
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