The Contrarian’s Contrarian

Many say, “stop following the news and think for yourself”. But what is thinking for yourself? If thinking for yourself means accepting any narrative that goes against the “mainstream”, wouldn’t that be conforming to something else? So, “thinking for yourself” would not necessarily mean thinking for yourself as an autonomous individual but following a different crowd of people who tell you to think for yourself. In that same line of reasoning it could be seen as mainstream to not listen to the mainstream, but who decides what is the “mainstream”?