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An Open Mind

July 11, 2013

The problem with a closed mind is that it shuts-out new ideas about how to solve life’s problems. Probably more damaging though, is the fact that a closed-mind also locks-in our old ways of doing things, guaranteeing that we will continue to stumble along, repeating the same old mistakes.

A willingness to give new ideas an airing is essential if we are to overcome our problems.

I’m borrowing the following from Appendix II of the book ‘Alcoholics Anonymous (4th edition)’ :

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation”

Herbert Spencer

Or  – “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!”


Jeff C



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