I ask myself this a lot. Why are we doing this? Are we simply regurgitating thoughts of others? How the fuck can I ever be independent when we as humans simply look at patterns and copy those that fit us best.
What is truly going your own way? When you're simply copying another person, what is it that you really added to your own existence. What's particularly unique about any of us? Having the world at our fingertips, have we run out of new experiences?