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Open Minded

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

Top 10 Most and Least Open-Minded Cities for Finding Love

Jess Carbino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

Dating is not easy. Geography not only can complicate existing relationships, but relationships that have not yet formed. The next time you are searching for love be sure to consider where you are looking for love!

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

The Art of Reconsidering

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Your feelings come from the inside (from your thinking) only. Simply grab hold of this principle and see how easy it becomes to override your judgmental dispositions, find loving and inspiring feelings, and uncover a fresh outlook about anything.

Cora Neumann: Sometimes, It's Good to Breathe

Cora Neumann | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Cora Neumann

In order to move our powerful and important work to the next level, we must remember to breathe. To contemplate. To take a step back and critically analyze our progress, approach and the level of thoughtful engagement we are giving to our work and mission.

Open Up Your Mind and Let Your Brain Shut Off

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

If you refuse to admit you might be wrong -- rejecting the evidence and the plausible alternatives in order to hold on to a cherished belief -- and nothing can convince you otherwise... then who's the closed-minded one?

We Must Act

Dan Butin | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Dan Butin

Justice for me requires action, however imperfect and partial. Justice demands that we accomplish real goals for real people. Such on-the-ground actions rarely get noticed, often get waylaid, and are almost never completely successful.

The Shifting Morass of Morals

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Morals arise from our values. They are personal, having to do with the people and environment in which we were raised and the experiences that shaped our growing up. As adults, our morals are still shifting and changing.

Learning From My 14-Year-Old Cousin's 'Kindness' Internship

Viral Mehta | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

My 14-year-old cousin was onto something profound: Whether it's listening to a person or otherwise, if I listen long enough it creates an opening.

Prizing Peace

Gangaji | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The emanation of peace by any one person is a boon to us all. When that person is the leader of the most powerful and sometimes the most dangerous nation in the world, that boon is magnified exponentially.

Thank God for Atheists! A Word About Disagreement and Debate

Jonathan Ellerby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Ellerby

I place as much value in communication, dialogue and evolving worldviews as I do in certainty or blind faith.

How Small-Town America Taught Me to Be Open-Minded

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeannie Ralston

To be part of a small town, or at least my small town, I had to be more broadminded than I had been living in a big city.