If we do not consciously choose the ideas we hold within our minds and make them our own ideas, we leave ourselves open to accepting ideas from others with no discernment. We end up living others’ lives rather than our own. This is the plight of many people around the world. They’re running around with others’ ideas in their minds, doing things the others tell them to do, and they’re all the more miserable because of it. They essentially become prisoners, entrapped within these ideas. At some point they’ll realize that they were holding the key to their freedom all along. They will learn to never give the power to choose their ideas away to another.