Editors Note: This was originally a LinkedIn post, but once I got rolling it exceeded the character limit, so, taking the alternate route, we’ll make it a blog post that feeds to LinkedIn.
Some Suggestions for individual developmental growth
Tip # 1: Think for yourself. Pull the news rather than have it pushed. This enable media independence, and assuming independence is a good thing, this may be a handy way of getting started.
Some quotations that substantiate the position.
- “What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their “beliefs.” The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behaviour may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is a self-congratulatory delusion. ~Michael Crichton, The Lost World
- “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.”
~ Marva Collins quotes (American Educator. b.1936)
…and if you need assistance, here’s a link http://www.wikihow.com/Think-for-Yourself
MG – 21-April 2013