"The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught." - Marquis de Vauvenargues
“Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.” - Syndey Smith
Combine these two and you start to think how important it is to listen to your heart rather than be influenced by the world at large – steer away from herd mentality. Now, balance this with the one below.....
“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes
....And you know that it is not about being blind to everything external but simply having the maturity and the natural intelligence to decide for oneself about what to absorb from the external world and what not to.