Now more than ever we live in a world that is constantly changing.
In order to keep up, we must be open to new experiences and new
ways of looking at things. If we do not stay current we will miss out
on the wonderful new technologies such as the Internet, cell phones,
digital photography, ipods, etc. that are making our lives easier and
more interesting every day.
People who are open-minded are willing to change their views when
presented with new facts and evidence. Those who are not, and are
resistant to change
and will find life less rewarding and satisfying, not to mention dull.
If we limit ourselves to what we knew and were more comfortable
with in the past, we will become more and more frustrated.
Society as a whole has become more liberal, and circumstances that
were not acceptable years ago are accepted now.
If we choose to approach life in the same way day after day, as
well as becoming bored and uninspired, we will reduce our intellectual
If, on the other hand, we seek new ways of doing and looking at
things, we will expand our intellectual capability, find life more
exciting, and broaden our experiences.
Being open-minded also helps us with problem solving. First it
helps us look at more than one way to approach a problem; then we find
more expansive, ways of solving it. When we give ourselves more
options, better solutions are undoubtedly more available to us.
Ultimately, having an open mind helps us expand our horizons and be more diverse and interesting
People who are open Minded:
Are more accepting of others and have fewer prejudices
Are more optimistic and make the most of life
Have less stress because they are more open to change
Have better problem solving skills
Want to learn more, therefore are more interesting