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Cody Kempema

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Is it possible to be too open-minded?

Is it possible to be too open-minded?

For me being open-minded means that you are receptive to new ideas, but also skeptical of everything. So you're weighing all the variables before making a choice based on those options. It's not really putting a trust on the information, but rather taking into account that a new perspective exists. To me I don't see a way of being too open-minded. It is possible, however, to be too accepting. That can lead to all sorts of issues .Personally I just have curiosity about things and a willingness to learn. I tend to talk to a lot of people while listening and asking questions.

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  • Mar 21 2013: I think you can.

    Sometimes I've the feeling that by triing to get a good overview on a topic I get to focused on the details, integrating all minorities and triing not to offend anyone. When that happens I get the feeling that my text starts to feel slow and scared. Sometimes it even seems like I loose the focus on the topic and can't make a good point because I'm to focused on being politically correct.
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      Mar 21 2013: I can see how that can happen. Sometimes the best solutions to things are the simplest.
    • Mar 22 2013: If you are being open out of fear of not being accepted etc...I can understand why you might question it. And doing it to be politically correct would probably fall into that same or similar fear. I think that good points come from good thinking, which doesn't happen when I'm afraid.

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