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Having an open mind is good.
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Hey folks, I haven't been here for a while so I'm catching up on all the comments and there seems to be a "theme" here that rings kind of hollow. It is: Having an open mind is good.

Perhaps some adults tell kids they should have open minds: "Eat your vegetables, they are good for you! You may not like them now but you will grow to like them..."

Maybe, maybe not.

"Smoking marijuana is not as bad as drinking alcohol! All drugs should be legal; who is the government to say a little plant can be illegal?"

Those are the kinds of things we accept when we have an open mind. Very mixed up--EVIL--people want you to have an "open" mind. Some advertising is aimed at your "open" mind(s)..like the saying: "A fool and his money are soon parted..."

Having an "open" mind and having an "empty" mind don't seem much different from where I stand after more than 50 years of watching life unfold for people who made bad choices and claimed they were being "open-minded" when things didn't work out the way they hoped they would.
12-05-2007 02:04 PM
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[] - akdonn - 12-05-2007 02:04 PM
[] - Specter - 12-05-2007, 11:43 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 12-05-2007, 11:58 PM
[] - Eidolon - 12-06-2007, 12:16 AM
[] - .xstrike-anywherex. - 12-07-2007, 12:04 PM
[] - Guest - 12-07-2007, 01:13 PM
[] - cryptevah72 - 12-08-2007, 03:21 AM
[] - Darthmat - 12-08-2007, 04:38 AM
[] - cooltoonist - 12-18-2007, 05:24 PM
[] - thoughtmaker - 12-19-2007, 04:05 PM

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