“To think for oneself is essential to the good life because what flows from doing so is one’s own. If others do the thinking for one, or if orthodoxies or traditions do it, one’s life is not one’s own. The good and well-lived life is not a servitude, but a service to one’s own chosen values.”
— A. C. Grayling. 2013.”The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism.”
This is why independent thinking is important.