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What Does it Mean to be Open Minded

For the last few years, open-mindedness has become all the rage, “hype”, fashionable, and something everyone wants to be – or at least appear to be. All over social media, people are presenting themselves as accepting, open to everyone + everything. I’ve met so many people claiming to be open-minded. It’s a quality we all aspire to have. But on touchy topics, like political conflicts, veganism, or even art, a few of us are actually willing to listen to people with opposing views and opinions. When I realized that, I asked myself : am I really open-minded ? I started to think about it, and to question what “open-mindedness” really is. I went to google and searched for the official definition : “Willing to consider ideas or opinions that are new or different to your own” We all have things we disagree with, but it’s the way we respond to those things are what makes us open minded or not. I’ve always considered myself as open minded. But now when I will disagree with something, …