What do you think of when you hear “open-mindedness?”
I know it’s an approach that gets lost in translation quite often. People perceive it as not having an opinion or being “too lenient.”
I’m here to propose otherwise.
More precisely, open-mindedness is the practice of understanding. This isn’t to say you can’t have your own beliefs or opinions. Rather, it suggests that while you have your own thoughts, you’re willing to hear other perspectives and to accept new possibilities.
Essentially, it’s the idea that while you have what you believe is right, you can respect other people who have what they believe is right.
Now, imagine how different our world would be if open-mindedness was a more common practice.
In a world of talkers, just listen.