On Being Open-Minded and Receptive to New Ideas

To start off, I’d like to welcome you to my new blog. This is essentially my way of putting down all the thoughts I have into an easily accessible, useful and shareable resource. The primary purpose of this blog is to facilitate and encourage an open discussion about pretty much any topic. Nothing is off limits and everything is purely for educational purposes and interest in knowledge.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of topics that we will likely get into: 

  • Meta-learning (something I’m extremely interested in and will definitely explain in greater detail)
  • How to’s on a variety of things I have discovered or learned over the years
  • The education system
  • Ideology
  • Philosophy
  • Finding your motivation
  • Confidence and body language
  • Books
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Religion

With all of these interesting topics, I am considering starting a podcast where I delve into these topics in much greater detail. If I do decide to go ahead with this project (it’s a lot more time-consuming than I had imagined), I will definitely link it to this blog so you can stay updated with all the episodes.

Controversial Topics? That’s Part of the Fun

The main emphasis here is not to pick fights with anyone, in fact, it is to find people who may or may not agree with my views and learn from them. If I am wrong (and I’m sure I will be on numerous occasions), I will freely admit that I am wrong, or made a mistake and either learn from it or change my mind on a previously-held view.

I think that something people severely lack nowadays is open-mindedness. I really feel that the best way to approach any kind of discussion with people is to be open-minded. At least give them the benefit of the doubt, the chance to explain their views and really just hear them out.

All too often people rush to their own conclusions and quite frankly, they reject anyone else’s opinion if it differs from their own. This blog is the exact opposite. Everyone is welcome to give their opinions and engage in discussion and constructive criticism. As long as there is no ill-intent, the discussions are open to everyone and I would love to hear your views.

Essentially, it boils down to being open to listening to the views of others.

This is something, as the title says, that will literally set you apart from others. The ability to listen and weigh both sides of an argument in a fair manner is the hallmark of intelligence in my humble opinion.

The point is to try and understand where someone is coming from and why they are saying what they’re saying. I don’t think there’s anything else you could ask for when it comes to a discussion. You’d be surprised, you may end up learning far more than you  bargained for.

What are your thoughts on this?

I highly encourage you to leave a comment and engage in discussion on any of the topics on the blog. Looking forward to hearing (or reading, in this case) your thoughts! Thanks for reading!

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