How independent are your thoughts, how original are they?
You might be surprised how much we are brainwashed without knowing. It's called mind control. It's used in psychology, in advertising, in political and religious opinions, in cults, the military, schools, at your work...
How independent can we think if everything around us is trying to influence us?
I consider myself a critical thinker, I try to raise my kids with a critical attitude towards the world, even if that leaves you alone and separated, outcasted sometimes. But this is better than blindly step into the traps that are set up around us by people who want control, power, obedience, mo,ey from you.
I'll post 2 vids, they are rather long, but shockingly real.