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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 of being open-minded as a point of mental perception rather than action. In other words, when I am being open-minded, I am receiving and listen non-judgmentally to thoughts and ideas, wanting to understand them and possibly learn something new. This sometimes shifts my perception of what is possible which may or may not affect my decisions and actions. I tend not to take big risks, so I don't think I could ever be too open-minded. My mind can accept others thoughts, ideas, beliefs pretty easily. But it won't mean I am necessarily going to do or support others in doing things that, after processing the consequences, I believe won't benefit myself or others.

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