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Plea for indivual thought

            "I think, therefore I am" these are the words of the French Philosopher, Rene Descartes. Descartes was one of the most original thinkers of all time, as well as being a distinguished mathematician and scientist. I feel it is my duty to not only make you think, but to shift your currently systematic and suppressed thinking, to a train of thought that is creative and unique to who you are. This is thinking that paints the picture of your own personality and not the conventions that you are subjected to. Furthermore I will attempt to instill in you, the initiative to contemplate and question things, rather than meekly accepting them.
             As we gaze over time the developments and discoveries of great people can be seen and remembered. When a closer look into the identities of such people is undertaken, there is one trait that usually shines through, this is a thriving originality and uniqueness. A prime example of this is illustrated through the works of Copernicus, who was the first person to suggest that the Earth was not the center of the universe, which is now proven to be the case. At the time of this revelation the church held the strong belief that the earth was, in fact, the center of the universe, and strongly imposed this view with authority. The point that I am illustrating here is that if we never question and analyze current beliefs and authorities, then there is no room for progression, or the realization of error. .
             Just think if everyone was to act exactly as prescribed by the power figures, and lived out their leaders ideals with no regard for their own. It would be like a world of robots, and if this were the case, what would be the point of life? For after all it is "Only with their dreams can men be truly free, thus it is and thus will always be." Basically meaning what is the point of living always knowing the events of the day before they occur, as well as a solid implication to the point, that life without aspirations, is not life at all.

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