Not that we’re especially encouraged to be original, says Patrick:
More broadly, nobody is going to teach you to think for yourself. A large fraction of what people around you believe is mistaken. Internalize this and practice coming up with your own worldview.
It’s a fascinating point he makes about people around you being largely mistaken. Your initial reaction may be: “Finally! I am right much more than people around me, but nobody ever sees it.” If that’s how you feel, then this quote isn’t meant for you. In that case, you’ll need to read it differently: that you, too, get it wrong far more often than you think.
Look at it this way: an awful lot of what all of us think turns out not to be true at all. Internalize this humbling perspective. It’ll make you much nicer to work with to boot.