There’s no “independent thinking” by not wearing a mask. There’s no “independent thinking” in buying into conspiracy theories. It’s utterly laughable if you think mask wearers are sheep, and you’re an “independent thinker” for not wearing one. No, you’re not an “independent thinker”, you’re the sheep. The worst kind of sheep. A sheep of the dangerous and proudly ignorant.
In fact, the sooner people stop mistaking critical thinking for so called “independent thinking”, and start believing in the importance of trusting well-educated, and well-researched *consensus*, the sooner we get back to some semblance of sanity.