I am a lover of quotes and sayings. When I stumbled across one on open-minded people I snatched it up immediately. It is so true in its most basic form. How do people become open-minded? Are they born that way? Is it the way in which they were raised? What makes one person open-minded and another close-minded?
I actually believe it is a combination of all those factors. Some people are born or develop a belief that everything that happens for a reason and are accepting of that. They view life as a fun experience. They are willing to try new things, to listen to the opinion of others with respect, even if they have a differing viewpoint. They are accepting of others and let most of life’s ups and downs roll off their shoulders. Those are open-minded people. They are accepting and kind.
Then there are those people who try to impose their beliefs on others. They are disagreeable with anyone who shares a different opinion. They are right and others are wrong. They judge, criticize and try to change those around them. Those are close-minded people. It is there way or the highway.
Are you open-minded or close-minded? Evaluate yourself honestly. If you are by nature an open-minded person, congratulations. If you tend to be more close-minded try to open up your viewpoints, accept the opinion of others, relax, enjoy life.
Why? What difference does it make? A lot. A positive attitude reflects upon others and their reactions to you. It also reflects upon you and the kind of person you are. Try to put forth a positive, accepting attitude. When you do, positive things will happen.