The other day my friend and I were discussing democracy. He said, 'Don't you think it is wrong that the majority always wins? What about the minority?' I told him that someone had to win and it makes sense that the 51% win over 49%. He argued that if 49% actually had better ideas, it would go to waste. But more than this, his point of view was not merely about right or wrong, it's about our perception of why larger number equals victory. So I told him, 'If the 2% from the majority were convinced to move towards the minority, then everything would be sorted. That is how our democracy works, through debates between the ruling and the opposition party.' He wasn't convinced, he stuck to his argument that if the 2% were to move to the minority, then they wouldn't be the majority anymore but in turn, become the minority and we should consider them instead. At this point, I was lost. I asked him, 'So no one wins? Do you say that we should consider the 49% instead of the 51% all the time?'
He said, 'Yes. That's exactly what I am saying.'
'But it's not the majority,' I shot back.
'So What?' He said.
Surprisingly enough, I didn't have a solid answer to that. If any of you find it, do let me know and I'll convey that message to my friend.