I do believe if the we would listen and try understand more, the world would be a loving and gentle place. This is a great post that will make you think about how you directly influence the world around you depending on whether you are open or closed minded.
I really enjoy having conversations with people from different cultures because it opens my eyes to new ideas, new foods, new religious beliefs and different worldviews. Being open-minded is one of the traits that I learned at UNC-Charlotte and it is one that I am most proud of having learned. This past weekend our little blog passed 3000 followers, a feat I never could have imagined when starting this 7 months ago!
There is a large percentage of my readers from other countries and it has been very neat to learn about new cultures and political situations. Differing opinions can cause conflict though and having the right mindset is crucial. When I have talked of being open-minded in the past I asked lots of questions and one of those questions was: do you go into conversations with the willingness to have your position changed or do you go into a conversation…
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