Think For Yourself

It’s easier to feel than to think. And many who think they’re thinking are either parroting the thoughts of others or merely re-arranging their prejudices. Thinking is hard, for it forces us to analyze facts before we finalize acts. And, conclusions based on thinking are not always pleasant. But we must think! Whenever we abdicate our ability to think, or replace it with some superficial, emotional experience, we are in danger of being deceived, deluded, or unwittingly inflicting harm on others. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Think for yourself! If you don’t think for yourself, someone will do the thinking for you. Which is why Jesus repeatedly asked, “What do you think?” (cf. Matthew 17:25; 18:12; 21:28; 22:17, 42.)—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim


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