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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 22 2013: In a world and a life full of tough choices, being too open minded can be a self serving mask, justifying no-choice...the thinking person's comfortable cocoon. Beware then of simply becoming a pawn for whoever now holds the power and is willing to exercise it while you sit by the side practicing openmindness.
    • Mar 22 2013: I'm open to the idea that my open-mindedness has sometimes caused me to become neutral. ;)

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