We know what we know, we’re not interested because we know what we know, so why would we keep an open mind?
Having an open mind is important because it allows us to understand what’s going on in our reality, so that we can make sense of the world. It opens our mind to what other people have to say, whether we choose to accept what they say or not.
For me, having an open mind is part of being independent, being able to make my own choices. Being independent gives me freedom of choice, freedom to choose my beliefs and freedom to choose how I incorporate those beliefs into my realities.
Having an open mind helps me embrace new beliefs, so that I can learn and change my perceptions on how I view and deal with what’s going on in my life.
When we make sense of the world, we’re more likely to want to take the appropriate action to live more fulfilling lives and we’re willing to at least think about other people’s beliefs, even if we don’t agree.
To have an open mind, we must first make a distinction between our beliefs and the truth. Once we have made the distinction, we’re more likely to keep an open mind, even if our beliefs differ from other people’s.