think for (oneself)

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think for (oneself)

To have opinions or make decisions without letting other people dictate to or influence oneself. You can't just blindly follow what your boss says, especially if you think he's unscrupulous—you need to think for yourself! Hannah needs to learn how to think for herself, or else she'll just follow whatever her friends are doing.
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think for

oneself to do one's own thinking; to think independently. I think for myself. I don't need anyone to tell me what to do, do I? Sam has to learn to think for himself. He can't let other people make his decisions for him all his life.
See also: think
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As for me, a master educator, I chose to think for myself and to leave the state of Arkansas; and I know many others who should do the same.
They taught me how to think for myself and to be independent.
He believes that the increasing involvement of fundamentalist Christians in politics caused people to think "I was a religious nut and I couldn't think for myself."
The return on investment I got out of this book was that it prodded me to think for myself what are really the greatest decisions being made by CEOs and boards these days.
So I have to fight that, and think for myself, and concentrate on the continuity of my own work inside Merce's work.