Our thoughts are powerful, as they direct our actions and words. What we allow to influence our thoughts is critical; if we simply follow other's words, words without any factual basis, or credibility, then we are not doing ourselves any justice. The mind is a true blessing. A mind allows us to think, and to own our thoughts and beliefs. However, due to the rapid growth of multiple social media platforms, it is easy to be swayed by the "thoughts" of others. Anyone is able to post their opinions about any subject matter - which can very easily sway our minds in one direction or another, without us even having any knowledge of that matter.
It is really up to us to make a decision to be completely informed and educated about any subject. Our individual experiences also provide shape to our beliefs and thinking. Since we each have a beautiful mind, it is our responsibility to use it to think on our own, and to not rely on what others want us to think. Why be swayed towards others' direction of thought, and, therefore, support their opinion of a subject, a cause, and conform to their opinion on this subject? This ability to think on our own is a gift. We should never give up the precious gift of being able to think for ourselves, and therefore, to own our thoughts.
Make a choice to think for yourself. Be informed to be able to think clearly. This is what separates the leaders from the followers, and allows us to march to the beat of our own drum.