I Actually Think For Myself

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    I Haven't Always

    My childhood taught me that to think for myself was a terrible sin.  I spent most of my life doing it as little as possible.  I "divorced" a narcissist, and if I hadn't learned to think for myself I would have been swallowed by his evil, and my mom's evil. 
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

    Campaign Solicitations Seem Like I'm Not Suppose To Think For Myself

    Campaign Solicitations seem like I'm not suppose to think for myself. I have done all my ... "Thinking for myself" ... as to which party and candidates I have decided on Voting for and then my Opponent Party bombards me by mail and phone calls about...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Nov 2, 2010

    I Hate Being Put In A Box

    I am,politically and socially,an independent. Neither Republican nor Democrat,I see good and bad points in each platform,but can completely support neither,therefore get a lot of disagreement from both. I have nothing against the groups struggling for equal rights,but see most...
    Arginis Arginis
    51-55, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    I think my family probably taught me to think

    for myself. Even if they didn't send me to school or teach me the usual stuff that children are supposed to learn, at least I learned something. Something I did learn is to be natural, to be myself even when other people are pushing me very hard to be something else. I get...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I've come to learn in these past years

    that you should never be a follower and always to think for yourself. To be independent in your thinking and actions is maturity and intellect in itself
    musicislife00 musicislife00
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2014

    I have always been a free thinker,

    if someone tells me something I don't always accept it. I need to see it for myself in order to accept and retain it. There is many misconceptions and half truths in this world and many would have you believe all kinds of things. For me to go along with it would take...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    Oct 20, 2014

    I Know I Know

    I am my own person with my own values, have a deep intelligence, and can think for myself. I don't need you to tell me what my opinion is because believe me, I KNOW!
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    Reading things into scripture

    and making a sermon out of it. Brothers and sisters, So-and-So in the Bible did such-and-such, and he's an example to us all because he didn't have this-and-that thought or feeling Since the Bible says nothing whatsoever about what thoughts or feelings he had, but just that he...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    God gave us brains, and we need to use them.

    If we don't use them, we are wasting them. It's not true that 'the Mind' is an enemy of 'faith.' It's not true that a person has to 'shut of their mind' in order to accept the work of the Holy Spirit. Supernatural doesn't mean stupid or unnatural.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    I am tired of people misusing the Bible.

    Really tired of it. I'm a conservative Christian and I'm tired of it, enough to want to stand up on a chair and shout 'Nonsense!' if I hear another stupid unbiblical sermon or another testiphony about how much faith a person has. It is only common sense that restrains me from...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    Is It Really So Hard?

    I'll never understand people that follow other people. It's called "group think" and I hate it.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    Some Say I'm Ignorant. I Hate Being Blissful From Ignorance

    I believe since I Like to ... "Think" ... for myself.  The rest of the world is and will label me ... "Ignorant".  I'm not going to worry about it. I hate being Blissful from Ignorance anyway.  I'm not acknowlegable in the Depths of Politics.  I...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Oct 13, 2010

    Always Have

    I've always been an extremely independent thinker, never went with the flow and have always believed in "**** the status quo". Honestly, I cannot remember a time I did anything due to peer pressure, any time I kept up with the times or anything of the sort. I am not easily...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2013
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