The book “Fahrenheit 451” and the article “‘Herd’ Mentality Explained” both shed light into the dystopian element of “making decisions based upon the actions of others.” Clarisse is the first person the reader sees who does not fit the mold of society or is not in the “herd.” After Montag meets Clarisse he questions the burning of the books and the history of his job. In this dystopian society people never think about “why something is done”, but just follow the mold that has been made. Montag was an example of herd mentality because he followed everyone and never thought why. Like Beatty said “you dread the unfamiliar” and so society does not step outside their comfort zone. People also often tend to want to fit in and feels the need to “must all be alike.” In the article “‘Herd’ Mentality Explained” “Researchers discovered that it takes a minority of just five per cent to influence a crowd’s direction – and that the other 95 per cent follow without realizing it.” Even though it may seem that everyone is doing something whether it be right or wrong just a small change can redirect the group. It is important to not follow the “herd” because some changes might be needed to advance into the future of society changing it for the better.