Why Aren’t People Thinking for Themselves?

Analyzing Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” in the 21st century.

Many individuals think very generally. They live their lives by going with the flow and following society’s norms. For some reason or another, following society’s conventional thinking is easier than thinking independently.

On the other hand, many people actually do think for themselves. They create new ideas by themselves. Those individuals are the innovators. The difference. But…



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