As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy.
Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious,
rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical
deliberation—or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted
conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested
slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but
integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused
into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place
where your mind’s wings should have grown.