Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Proverbially Speaking

If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.

Anon.

1 comment:

The Donald said...

A similar observation made by Andrew A. Rooney in defense of discrimination/prejudice.

We leverage past experiences to form a construct with which to guide our current and future actions. It's called discernment. One should not be so 'open minded' as to touch the hot stove each time to see if it will burn.

It's only when we allow discrimination/prejudice without bases, or in which the predicate conditions have changed or we fail to periodically test assumptions (per So-crates, living the examined life) that they acquire a negative connotation.