Thinking for yourself.
"In this context it is important to remember to protect our independence and to have the confidence to express our native creativity.
(The writer is commenting here, on H.G. Wells remarks about becoming automatons)
To be aware that that our beliefs, our dreams and opinions have no need to be other people's second hand-notions.
It's important to remember the value of thinking for oneself, which is best done in silence."
Source: The Spirit of Silence, John Lane