Lessons Gleaned 4
“Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
“Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn.” ― A.J. Darkholme
“The thing is, it’s very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right” ― Atle Selberg
It is time to open up our mind to new possibilities. There are some depth that cannot be achieved until we open our mind. Friends an open mind is a precursor to an open destiny.
One truth came to me recently and I cannot but share it here. Having a fixed mind or a closed mind to other opinion is a dangerous place to be. It shields one from seeing new light. It also blocks people away from one. Keeping an open mind on every occasion is one of the best things that can happen to a man.
Many of us have our eyes and mind fixated on an opinion that we hold sacrosanct. This is good but the demerit of that position is that we close ourselves also to new possibilities. There is more to life than the five inches of the screen we hold dear in our hand. There is more to life than our well-ordered world.
There is new vista open to only those with an open mind. There is a new world that can only be accessed by those who dare. There are endless possibilities that it will only need a shift of perspective for you and me to access.
It is only madness that will compel a man to continue to do the same thing all over again and expect a different outcome. Changes are one of the most difficult things for a human. Until we open up our minds to different ways of doing things. We may not be able to get a different result than what we are getting presently.
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