Easier to inherit the crowded thoughts of others than to think and learn continuously for yourself. Any group will accept you into their conformed point of view to set a course for you. A key is to learn to do the right things for yourself and others, rather than take a side to be right alongside others.

If you believe today precisely what you knew as your position years ago on a matter, it would seem that you haven’t considered to have learned much over that time.

Sustain to be an independent learner. It isn’t that you wouldn’t come to believe as others have. It’s that you discovered and arrived at your point from your own purposeful practice of learning. As the world continues to change, learn and apply again for what you believe.

There are divisive pulls across societies today with hopes to elicit an immediate reaction to follow others into conformity. Instead, continue with mindful consideration of independent thought, rationally responded for yourself.

Where there are two contrasting end points of a continuum, there is a broad swath across the middle where purposeful learners will establish and evolve for themselves over time. It takes courage, rather than an assumed passivity to be anywhere across the middle ground until you learn for yourself, rather than conform to either overt end point.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson —


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