An open mind

Is more useful than a closed one.

A closed mind is a one track mind, a mind with tunnel vision a mind likely to miss things worth noticing.

One thing worth noticing is that not everyone sees things the way that you do and no amount of encouraging, influencing and arguing will change that.

It’s actually okay to think differently and not agree after all why should 2 people with different sets of genetics and life experiences be expected to think the same.

I think a mistake often made about being open minded is that you to agree with the other person. In reality it’s merely acknowledgment that it’s okay for people to not see things the same way that you do.

It’s not always black and white or a case of right and wrong.

Online attacks and 21st century pitchforks

Maybe I’m old fashioned but I’m a firm believer in treating others in a way you’d like to be treated.

If I made a mistake or said something that wasn’t well thought or shared an unpopular opinion, I’d like to think that people’s intention would be to broaden my perspective or give information in a way that would be useful rather than come at me with pitchforks (which in this case is tweets) .

When I see the way people react to things online it makes me wonder why these people are responding: to offer something useful or just to be involved in drama by adding fuel to the fire.