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Group-think is a powerful concept: it can supercharge our natural tendencies or stifle them all-together. Not that listening to others is a bad thing, but it needs to be filtered through our own experiences and goals. Life is full of opinions and inputs, some good and bad: the challenge is to know the ones that are true and important, and those that are not. Start with knowing what you want, and why: don’t be swayed by ego and short-term results; then consider the outcomes and consequences: the future is always important; and always be true to yourself: know the difference between what you want and what you need. Never underestimate the power of influence and how it can be both good and bad: whether it’s the news we read or the things others say, it’s hard to sift through it all and know which is the best way to go. But choose you must, so remember to be careful and wise today.    

George Carlin (1937 – 2008): American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic