“If the idea is that I piss people off by being disloyal to my likely tribes, well, I don’t think that makes me unusual. I think it just makes me a good intellectual.”
—Alice Dreger quoted in Meghan Daum. “My Affair With the Intellectual Dark Web.” Medium. August 24, 2018.
Easy test to see if you (or others) are thinking for yourself is whether your ideas easily conform to a political orthodoxy.
The Daum article is interesting throughout.