Gonna keep this brief... Ideology,confirmation bias,and hero worship are probably among the most counterproductive thought patterns towards judging the world through your own eyes. It seems to me independent thought is a conundrum because of this information age and the common practice of choosing and sticking to your own ideological "clan". So the obvious question is how is one to think and judge based only on their knowledge/values? (if there is such a thing, but for the sake of the question well make that assumption) Is it merely intuition? Is unrelenting skepticism and doubt towards the self the tool for dispelling bias? Hope this all makes sense, an issue Ive been mulling over lately.