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I’m Declaring this National Mind Opening Week


It seems that every time I go online I see where somebody has posted a preachy and judgmental post about some hot button issue, usually distilled down to a bumper sticker type statement that is far too simplistic to do anybody any good. The post will then be followed with lots of hatey comments agreeing/disagreeing with the post. I’m frustrated by this whole thing. Apparently it has become illegal/immoral/unforgivable to hold a different opinion on things.  We’re never going to fix the things that are wrong in our world unless we open our minds to the possibility that somebody else might know something we don’t. So I’m going to declare this National Mind Opening Week. In honor of this week, I’m going to go to a source I generally don’t trust/like and listen to what they have to say for a full 15 minutes. Then I’ll do the same thing tomorrow and the next and the next…throughout the week. I’ll strive to have an open mind as I listen/watch/read.

By the end of the week I hope I’ve learned something I didn’t know before. At the very least I’ll know I’ve cracked my mind open a tiny bit.

That’s always a good thing. Right?

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