How many people have been harmed by "trusted" religious figures, school officials, family members, police officers, celebrities, etc. where the common underlying theme was that something seemed off but they didn't bother to question it until it was too late?
It baffles me how many people seem to turn off all critical thought when it comes to authority figures. Even cynical people sometimes just blindly follow others to their own detriment.
Just because someone asks you a question, doesn't mean you have to answer it, or give a complete (or even honest) answer. People have been so conditioned into compliance that many don't stand up against prying people asking what is none of their business.
The bottom line in EVERY situation, if it feels wrong don't do it. If the book says so, if the priest says so, if the boss says so, its all irrelevant if it feels wrong.
Please understand that it might not actually be wrong (just wrong for you) and you may just need a different path.
Independent thought is becoming an increasingly rare trait in this homogenized world but independent thought is a hallmark of a true Witch. Within your own mind, question everything. One need not become a combative, argumentative person outwardly however; knowing more than you speak tends to be a hallmark of the Witch as well. ;)
Living solely in the 'comfort zone' keeps one from personal growth and spiritual advancement.... again, I'm not advocating becoming a combative person; I'm advocating keeping oneself aware and constantly evolving as a person. What other people do is not the point; your own power, growth and maturity is.
Keep your independence, your critical thought, your shrewd, discerning nature and you will always have contact with your inner power.