Hardly a new thought, but definitely a thought worth considering. In this world in which we live, it is easy to be swayed by the "thoughts" or "opinions " of others. Through the numerous social media outlets that are now available, people are able to post about any subject matter - which can very easily sway our minds in one direction 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, before forming opinions or judgments. We have the ability to think for ourselves; why not use it? 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 right that we are given. But most people don't exercise this right, relying on others' opinions. It's easier to do that.
Make a choice to think for yourself. Invest in yourself by educating yourself on whatever subject matter is being posted about before rushing to judgment. That is really what separates the leaders from the followers.
March to the beat of your own drum.