Updated: May 5
Personal growth isn’t possible without independent thinking.
People who accept the assertions of others without question will most certainly be needlessly wrong about a myriad of issues and will forever be followers, sadly never to be masters of their own domain or destiny.
Followers are afraid of being scorned for questioning others. So rather than challenging another’s ridiculous sounding assertions at the time they are made, do your own research. The facts you uncover will guide you toward having your own convictions.
This is the era of misinformation, mostly because it spreads so easily. If we aren’t willing to verify before accepting what we hear, read and even see these days I’m afraid we’re doomed to a dangerous and permanently polarized society.
Most of us have an innate ability to recognize bullshit when we hear it and know a fraud when we see one. Once armed with the facts and the truth gained through our own personal scrutiny and pondering we can rise above the followers to be our own person, make informed assertions or challenge those made by others if that’s how you roll.
Independent thinking is the process of making sense of the world based on your own observations and experiences rather than depending on the word of others. It is the ability to trust your own judgments, even if they are not in agreement with what others might say or believe.
Independent Thinkers are analytical and witty persons. They are normally self-confident and do not let themselves get worked up by conflicts and criticism. They are very much aware of their own strengths and have no doubts about their abilities.
Free thought is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, revelation, or other dogma. Ridge ©2022 All Rights Reserved
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