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This is a question we should be asking and hearing more often. The best teachers don’t just dish out answers, but get their students to think for themselves and formulate their own ideas and opinions. Too often we find ourselves following the crowd, taking everything we read for truth and assuming there is only one answer or solution. We should be asking more questions and being mindful to give ourselves the time to think things through, and the patience to formulate our own viewpoints. Patience and mindfulness are two skills that can be applied to our daily lives to help achieve the practice of thinking for oneself.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Why are we constantly rushing around, too busy to even give oneself a chance to stop and think. When we slow down and give ourselves room to think we start to tap into our creativity, our passion, our intelligence, and our critical thinking skills. What is holding us back, what are we so afraid of? Are we afraid we will be wrong or sound unintelligent? Let it go. Your “silly” ideas very well could lead to positive outcomes and new dreams.
So…what do you think?
To find yourself, think for yourself.