Open your mind

Your mind is like a parachute – it won’t work unless you open it.

Here are some ways I try to approach my life with an open mind:

  • Have conversations with people you don’t know – from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs…
  • Talk with older people – some of them are wise, knowledgeable, and willing to share their life experiences.
  • Ask open-ended questions, a lot of them – dig deeper into something you’re interested in.
  • Debate to understand different perspectives, not to win an argument.
  • Talk to people around you even if you don’t fully agree with them.
  • Look beyond yourself – the world doesn’t revolve around you.
  • Listen and talk attentively and respectfully.
  • Put yourself in other’s shoes.
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • Disagree and commit.

What did I miss?

What are some of the ways you approach life with an open mind?

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