In the absence of any self direction we often adapt and take on that which is imposed on us from within the cultures and environments where we live and work. Growing up with externally set ideologies can shape our response to situations from small to large. The external pressure to live a certain way can be a demanding and challenging part of our daily life and work.
In this context then acknowledge from where your thought and beliefs originate. If you are adopting what others say blindly then you are simply following blindly. If you are however considering and then integrating into your own system then you are honouring your own self perspective.
As the writer of these words, I respect and understand the diversity of cultural and environmental influences shaping your life. You are a person in the world within which you live. The opportunity (and I am distinct in saying opportunity rather than challenge) is for you to live by these words within the world you circulate.