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the ability to think and act independently

the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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For instance, many young Pakistanis today seem to be detached from the original ideas of Pakistani nationalism because as students they were bombarded by ideas of an amalgamated pan-Islamic version of Pakistani nationalism.
However the concept of mima, which is currently taking shape, is unique and does not owe anything material to Mr Brady's original idea, welcome and interesting though his plans were.
The original idea was to divide the scientific community using ID concepts and, when the doubts were firmly in place, introduce people to the tenets of fundamentalism and convert them.
He says they have a 100 Day Plan, a predetermined schedule from the original idea to the first sale.
While the images, period and artistic lines are Maltby's concept and design, the original idea for a mural came from Ian Maxwell, owner of Ellice's parent company Ralmax.
The original idea was a monthly luncheon, a few social events during the year and a summer outing at Jones Beach with a softball game.
From an original idea by writer/psychoanalyst Gerard Wajcman, an intimate view of 15 private collections, relocating rooms in collectors' homes reflecting the intimate relation between collectors and acquisitions.
What is less publicized is that Kirstein apparently journeyed to Europe with the original idea not of hiring the comparatively little-known Balanchine, but seeking the far-better-established 37-year-old Leonide Massine.
This is not my original idea but has been discussed in other forums.
A: The original idea of Wired had nothing to do with The tech bubble, and as the pain of the bubble's collapse fades, this idea will be recovered as Wired's most interesting legacy.
When Albarella moved to HarperCollins, the group gave the original idea another shot.
The bridge from an original idea to a workable concept typically involves several steps.
What I'm doing is flipping back to Rudolf Diesel's original idea," Carven says.
As Walter Pagehot said of Malthus, "No man who once had an original idea ever gets rid of it.
Commenting on how Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart retail chain, became one of the richest men in the world, Fridson reveals that the secret to his success didn't lie in having an original idea but rather in the ability to copy.