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  1. To be close-minded is to be closed to the idea that what you think will happen might not happen. To be anything other than open-minded is to not just be close-minded, but also arrogant. Especially when nothing but gut feeling and no credible experience is behind the belief that you know what will actually happen. And at the end of the day, to be open-minded also to be humble, and it’s only by going through a phase of humble ignorance that one earns the right to strong opinions.
  2. The more you experience life the more open-minded you become, simply for the virtue of having your expectations violated over and over again. Eventually, you reach the conclusion that anything is possible, and that’s when you truly become an open-minded person, as the idea that crazy things might actually happen in real life is no longer something you claim to believe in to look good, or for God sake, young? But something you believe in a gut level. Something you don’t just think to be true, but something you feel to be true, and that’s a much deeper interpretation of the truth. When you both think and feel it.
  3. The more you learn the more open-minded you become simply for the virtue of being more aware of one’s ignorance…and that’s an eye-opening experience.
  4. One way to be more open-minded is by actively looking for evidence against one’s strongest opinions, or evidence supporting the opposite, as unless a point of view has become widely accepted as to become the status quo, one is forced to keep an open mind with regards to the deepest and not yet answered questions of life. Especially when you make the effort to the impartial listening of all sides.
  5. The good thing about openmindedness is that the more you do it the better you become at it. By trying to learn from people whose perspective stands in opposition to yours, you eventually get to, by giving them the benefit of the doubt, learn that life is not so black and white.

It is all about knowledge and experience 😉
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