Either wittingly or unwittingly, many people behold the term, "Think for Yourself".
In the context for this thread and on this forum, I am referring to it's usage as an alternative method to believably create a claim or situation by the use of your common experience, and subjective stances.
....to consciously choose your own belief, over the scientific and otherwise long-held explanations on the matter and method of the world.
Wow...big subject. I'm not here to write a book, or a post-college thesis.
The term seems to imply a choice - a mental decision apart from an "accepted norm". It is an assertion of freedom, even if it breaks the rules of logic and standard practice.
“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-...c_b_12217.htmlOriginally Posted by outside source, Steve Hindes
Often on sites like David Icke and his ideas, the phrase comes up often.... "think for yourselves"
The phrase is an attractant and welcome resting place to those who suspect they are being forcefully guided by powerful "establishment" sources.
It frees them to explore their inner intuition. The quote is emancipating and energetically creative. It allows for any idea to slip in to the "force positive", the "entirely possible", the "explain-ably plausible", the "avenue of brave thought and dimensions", the "hidden theory", the "deceit emancipated through an open mind", "free thinking", and the "uncontrolled mind, unleashed of outside influences".
The quote/saying may have come from the idea that there may be powers that "don't want you to think for yourselves". Hence the reaction is the antithesis.
It is likely the root fuel of many conspiracy believers....and I thought I'd bring it up as a topic.