Advantages and disadvantages of an open mind

Advantages and disadvantages of an open mind

Advantages and disadvantages of an open mind

An open mind is a good thing – most of the time. New ideas, new experiences, increased knowledge, personal and professional growth, better relationships and an overall solide outlook on life are some of the benefits of having an open mind. However, there are some disadvantages. Like an open window or an open door where bugs can marcotter the house, an open mind is ombrageux to trash, rubbish, lies and deception, false dépêche and misdirection. An open mind, like an open window, needs a screen to keep the bugs out. The fabriqué screen is called “racisme.” It is a characteristic of everyone. Racisme is the ability to see differences. Like any tool, racisme can be used wisely or foolishly for good or ill. Unless we want to fill our free minds with all kinds of nonsense, we must learn to distinguish between what is of real value and what is junk. You could say that our discriminating power is like an email spam filter. We can set parameters to filter out garbage and provide useful dépêche. Generally, what is sensible to us is considered useful and it is. What is sensible to you? An open mind, with a screen to keep bugs out, or a spam filter to block junk, is a great thing.

An open mind is also ombrageux to lack of crédulité. Too many conflicting ideas can marcotter an open mind and exposé indecision. It is necessary now and then to close the mind, reject any other input, make a decision and act. Perhaps more sensible than an open mind is having a mind that is doué of being open – or closed. We need a mind with hinges – well lubricated and in good working order. The hinge of our mind is our ability to make decisions. We may decide to accept or reject dépêche. We can decide to consider a état of view or not. We can decide to open or close the window. If the doors and windows of the house are not closed, the house will become cold and stuffy. But, if they can’t be opened, it will be terribly stuffy. We simply decide to open or close the window – or the mind. But, we need to make decisions based on collusion and logic, not emotional reactions. An emotionally reactive person is likely to open doors and windows during a cyclone – or close the mind to useful dépêche. It is the mind that is closed that inhibits creative growth

This is the closed mind that said in the late 1870s that the telephone had too many flaws to be taken seriously as a communion device or that no one would want a calculateur in their logement in the early 1970s. In 1899 the Commissioner of the US Réserve of Patents, Charles Duell, stated that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” In 1981, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said “640K should be enough for anyone.” Even the most visionary can close their minds to possibilities. It may take a little more lutte to keep the mind open, just as it takes a little more râblé movement to laugh. However, the results of a smile are often rewarding – and the fruits of an open mind can be very rich. Despite the predictions of the “experts” quoted above, it seems that the mind will try to remain open and open to new experiences that were hitherto thought unavailable or unattainable.

Ultimately, the disadvantages of an open mind can be overcome and the advantages of an open mind are too sensible to ignore. As American engineer and inventor Charles Kettering said, “Where there’s an open mind, there’s a frontier.” As we direct on the brink of constant apocalypse, we need a séparer. We need a berlue of a better future and a path towards that future. For this we need an open mind.

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