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mini-rant on openmindedness


open-mindedness is NOT:
----having no opinions of your own but agreeing with everyone else's
----agreeing with whatever is most liberal at the time
----having liberal or unpopular opinions which you do not permit to change
----allowing your opinions to be swayed once in a blue moon
----forming opinions based on one point of view
----having no guidelines for what you wish to saturate your mind with

openmindedness IS:
forming opinions based on a fair assessment of several differing points of view -- and then allowing your opinions to change upon learning new, convincing information.

Thus, to be openminded you MUST:
----be willing to research several differing points of view before forming an opinion
----be willing to have an unpopular opinion
----be willing to alter your perception of reality
----believe that what is true for yourself may not be true for others


(based on these principles, this list will be altered as I think on it more. Feel free to share your own ideas)

feelings: pleasant
sounds: Christina Aguilera: "I'm OK" --running thru my head for days
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Comments
karmia ══╣╠══
so true.
scourge ══╣╠══
I agree. You are correct....the one that specifically caught me was " there is no truth, merely the perceptions of it ".

To be correctly stated, imho, it should be " Truth doesn't change from one life to the next, merely the perceptions of it ".
belenen ══╣curious╠══
I altered my statement to be clearer -- do you agree with the new phrasing?
scourge ══╣╠══
Oh, i by no means meant it was incorrect (the imho = in my humble opinion). sorry. I liked it fine the first way too. Just i'd heard it the slightly different way. 8)

again, you flatter me by taking note. you might be too grounded and friendly to be a model. j/k *hugs*


Perhaps it shall be our good fortune that when people re-read it, they shall gain some insight to things that most skip over in life.
juansrx ══╣chr1*╠══
opinion
I think that being open minded is to await the opinion of other people with a book instead of a sword. I hope you will excuse moi for my intromission.

remember:

"Mundian to bach ke"
belenen ══╣shimmering╠══
Re: opinion
that is a very good metaphor. Thankie!
devjannz ══╣tattoo╠══
To me being open-minded means listening to and accepting the views of others even if you do not agree with them.
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