Learn to think for yourself, nothing comes and nothing of great value and accomplishment will ever come from you by not thinking about it yourself. Most people don’t think for themselves, many people are still followers of others thoughts, and anyone who doesn’t think for themselves, doesn’t follow their own thoughts will always be a follower of the thoughts of a fellow who followed his or her own thoughts. Today many people are still followers of others long old thoughts or beliefs, for example religious or cultural beliefs, government beliefs, school beliefs and family beliefs even when some or most of those beliefs have become obsolete or useless today.
As long as a person does not think for themselves or lets other people think for them, they will never know who they really are or how capable they are; it’s as G.A. Sala quoted “If you neglect to think for yourself, and use other people’s thoughts, giving them utterance only, you will never know what you are capable of” in life.
People who don’t think for themselves are the same people that have caused negative people to rule and control them negatively, especially negative politicians, parents, employers, governments or dictatorship ruling as Donald J. Trump long before he become president of America said; “The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves, especially when they allow themselves to be influenced by negative people. That’s what gives rise to dictators. Avoid that at all costs. Stop it first on a personal level, and you will have contributed to world sanity as well as your own”.
I would suggest that for some people to start thinking for themselves and stop being thought for by others; each person must be presented with a bill every month for the use of his or her own mind? If it can happen, you would see how many people would become responsible and successful with their lives in a short period of time. Thinking for oneself is a very big responsibility, a bigger task, that’s the reason many people don’t engage in it, and it has been said often that greatest torture for most people is to think, and Henry Ford put it this way, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it”. People who don’t think for themselves have no capacity to fully become responsible of their own lives. And some people who let other people control them are just such lazy thinkers. Moreover, you can be a hard worker or employee, but a lazy thinker.
“Most people are hard workers, but not hard thinkers” – Maradona Chalwe.
A successful, meaningful and fulfilling life comes through learning to use wisely your own mind, by becoming fully responsible for your own thoughts, habits and actions, in short your life; and this is the only way that will even make you become responsible for humanity. We are born to own our minds, not others owning our minds. If you are able to read this article then you are no longer a baby or robot to be controlled and used by your fellow human-being. It’s high time you become fully responsible for your own life; you cannot have control of most things happening around your life but one thing you are created to have control of is what Jim Rohn said, “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of”.
It’s your own choice to choose to continual being controlled or you take up responsibility to control your mind, your life, your future and think for your own self. It’s your own choice.