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Be Suspicious of Convention

Be suspicious of convention. Take charge of your own thinking. Rouse yourself from the daze of unexamined habit.
— Epictetus

Popular perceptions, values, and ways of doing things are rarely the wisest. Conventional thinking - its means and ends - is essentially uncreative and uninteresting. Its job is to preserve the status quo for overly self-defended individuals and institutions.

Examine things as they appear to your own mind; objectively consider what is said by others, and then establish your own convictions.
— Epictetus

The Present