Andrea Bond

Idyllwild, CA, United States

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Andrea Bond
Posted over 2 years ago
Is it possible to be too open-minded?
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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Andrea Bond
Posted over 2 years ago
Is it possible to be too open-minded?
A mask for what? (I'm really curious...not a defensive tone here...) Maybe the definition of open-mindedness needs to include being able to observe without judgement (that is my understanding of the scientific method)
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Andrea Bond
Posted over 2 years ago
Is it possible to be too open-minded?
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.