“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”
Nothing confusing here. We should all make up our own minds, rather than blindly following the advise or opinions of the public. This tactic may be advisable for certain people like politicians, but the best leaders are the ones that made their own decisions after considering public opinion.
Our opinions may sometimes agree with the public, that doesn’t mean we should take the opposite action. This is also not a way of saying you are the most important person and no one else’s opinions matter. That is not correct either.
We should consider public opinion, we should make our decisions while not being so attached to our own egos that we are hasty from being blinded with self-importance. Let us all be mindful of our influences.