A closed mind is not only closed to outside thoughts, it is often closed to itself as well. It is closed to new thoughts and anything that threatens the status quo. But if you can open the doors, maybe just a crack at first, the ideas that have been patiently waiting at your gates will flood in.”
Are you really as open-minded as you like to think you are?
- Receptive to new and different ideas or the opinions of others. (the free dictionary and yourdictionary.com)
- having a mind that is open to new ideas; free from prejudice or bias (yourdictionary.com)
- receptive to arguments or ideas. (Merriam-Webster’s dictionary)
‘We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode.’ –John Cleese
‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.’ –Mark Twain