Think for yourself

If we want to know the truth about anything, we have no choice but to sift through a great deal of nonsense, to consider the outrageous in all its implications.  In the face of group-think and manipulation of opinion, it is essential to develop a powerfully independent power of judgment.

All ideas fall in one of two categories:

  • Ideas that are probably wrong, and
  • Ideas that are certainly boring.

—Jon F Wilkins, Ronin Institute

Life is stranger than any of us expected.
Richard Eberhart

A major life lesson for me has been how easy it is to convince myself that I am thinking independently when in fact I have been led into common fallacies by a peer group that claims to be thinking independently.


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