You don’t want to do things that “everyone else” does, because “everyone else” is broke. And probably unhealthy. And probably unhappy. They think exactly like their parents thought, who thought exactly like their parents thought, and this cycle has go on sometimes for decades. So this is not the model you want to follow.
Prosperity is often the byproduct of innovation. And innovation requires critical thinking, lateral thinking and creativity. So what do you do to nurture yours?
I totally agree. A distiction though: diversity of thinking opinions, yes, but model the ones of the people that are doing what you want to do.