It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Chapter 11, Page 9, Book 19

To find yourself, think for yourself.


November 9th- individuality 

Think for yourself, or others will think for you without thinking of you.

Henry David Thoreau

We are all individuals and have our own thoughts, no two people think the same way.  What a boring world it would be if we all thought and did the same things everyday.  

We say that great minds think alike but the truth is, We need many good different ideas as possible so we can pick the best ones.  People have different backgrounds , upbringing, where they lived, went to school and see things in a way we cant.

Its not good to let anyone do your thinking.  We must think for ourselves and stand up for what we believe in.  If we dont others will do our thinking for us and well find ourselves following their lead instead of going our own way. So walk the walk, not just talk the talk.  If you really believe in something, then dont just argue about it, do something about it.  

We have to stand up for what we believe in even when we might not be popular for it.  Honesty starts with being ourselves , authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.

Tabatha Coffey

As difficult as it seems, sometimes we will even stand alone and others will go their own way, but no matter its better to stand by yourself than to go with the wrong crowd.  Its the only way to figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.

It take nothing to join the crowd and every thing to stand alone.  There are many ways to blend in, but only one reason to stand out, and that is to be yourself.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it i time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

In order to find yourself, be yourself !

jack69 said...

You can stand up for what you believe without 'stomping' on someone else's toes, I think. I have never read that quote by Thoreau, I have just heard the first part:......
Think for yourself, or others will think for you....... I never heard or read the last part......... without thinking of you!!!!. ................
That last part is the thought catcher, and is so danged true.

Sending love from a cool 32 here down south. WE B thinking more 'Souther'. LOL

Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

Oh we are having trouble with this one here at home with my grandson - I wish he would not listen to his girlfriends advice on school and listen to his own heart.

Mevely317 said...

My brain's nodding along … but my heart's cowering over there in the corner. I was always too concerned about people liking me, to consider speaking my mind. Fortunately, I had the good sense to hang around those whose thoughts mirrored my own! By the grace of God, it could have easily gone the other way … but didn't!

betty said...

I agree that it is better to stand alone than go with the wrong crowd. We must always be true to ourselves.