Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Your acceptance of new idea means that you are open minded?

Bertrand RussellMy favorite quote this week, from Bertrand Russell,
“If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.”

Open mindedness is simply the most difficult behavior a person can develop. What you believe now is actually a sub set of facts which you already have deep inside your conscience

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