Blackstone’s formulation

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On them depends …

Of course, there are original minds, people who do take their own line, who do not fall victim to the need to say, or do, what everyone else does. But they are few. Very few. On them depends the health, the vitality of all our institutions …

Doris Lessing, writer, 1919 – 2013
Group Minds
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside, Lecture IV
[Audio Recording: Doris Lessing – The 1985 CBC Massey Lectures]