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Do you have an open-mind in Forums?

  1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
    HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqa … re=related
    After watching this video it would be interesting if we do really have open minds when we go arguing about what we are passionate bout? Gets you thinking anyway.

    1. leroy64 profile image81
      leroy64posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I question my own opinion that I am "open minded"; although, I do think that word is being over used by people trying to justify their own behavior.

      The author of that video seems to be suggesting that passion clouds reason.  In the first scenario he described, the lamp's movement was misinterpreted because the guest did not look down to see the fan.  The guest's desire to have proof of supernatural forces drove him to jump to a conclusion - according to the author.. 

      My interpretation of that situation would be slightly different.  The owner of the lamp had knowledge that the guest did not have.  The issue is that the guest did not have observation skills.  All the guest had to do was look down and see the fan blowing on the lampshade.  The guest did not look down.  His perception of what was happening was different from the lamp's owner. 

      It reminds me of a story of three blind men encountering an elephant for the first time in their lives.  One man grabbed the tail and thought it was a rope,  One man touched a leg and thought it was a tree.  One man touched the trunk and thought it was a big snake.

      Since the example deals with an individual, I believe the assignment of passion as the driving force behind the assignment of supernatural forces is as much an assumption as the presence of supernatural forces. 

      Of course, the author is just making a point.  He would have to keep the situation simple and use words to guide our conclusions to do that..

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    If the other side of an argument makes a convincing case that is compatible with liberty, then, yes, I can change my mind.

    It rarely happens.

    Jeff Berndt is usually the one who gets my brain-juices flowing the most.

    1. profile image70
      logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Or at least your perception of liberty.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Liberty is understood easily.

  3. lovemychris profile image78
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    No I do not have an open mind...

    I have lived with the destruction of what the other side is selling. I don't buy a word of it anymore.

    You know what they say: experience is the best teacher.

  4. HattieMattieMae profile image69
    HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago

    Think that becomes a problem Lovemychris, because we all experience something different. That is why I try to see the other side of things, if I just have my perspective all the time. I think I'd be lost in this world with just about anything I've done in life. My views may change and perspective, because someone shared their experience with me.

  5. lovemychris profile image78
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    I have been called the worst of names, Hattie for disagreeing with that other side...and now I see them treating my choice of president with total disdain and 0 respect....what should I learn from them?

    They have nothing to teach me, besides their dis-regard for my point of view.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe the same thing the other side learned when your side showed disdain for their choice of president?

      1. lovemychris profile image78
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ummm,what shall I do, return hatred for favor?

        The hatred began with them...it will not end with me. This is war.

    2. HattieMattieMae profile image69
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Think it just depends on the individual you're talking too. I can't disagree with you that there are plenty of negative, naysayers, and people that don't have anything nice to say about anyone. I also know there a diverse population of people that truly are sincere, honest, and respect others. Again it just comes down to who we are talking to, and what experiences we encounter like you said.

      1. lovemychris profile image78
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly! I have no problem being kind...until you start the smear-machine on overdrive. (not you personally...the collective you)

        1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
          HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't get into politics because I know from working with people in the public in my own area neither the democratic or republican's are concerned about the people. More about lining their pockets with cash.

    3. profile image70
      logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You show total hatred for Bush and the Republicans and you complain about them treating Obama with disdain............? Wow!

      1. lovemychris profile image78
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Errr, NO..I'm saying they have nothing to teach me that I don't already know from them...100 times over. Don't blame me. They showed themselves with their first smear-maker (can't think of his name!...of Willie Horton fame) and now the likes of Russsshhhhhh.

        I'll not return love for hate. I'm not the Christian...you people are supposed to be! At least you claim it.

    4. HattieMattieMae profile image69
      HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hmm...well I see you are talking about what ever conversation is going on in another forum. lol Well haven't read which forum that is from to understand where you're coming from. But I see logic and and couture must be from there.

      1. lovemychris profile image78
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh no...this goes way back to 2001.

        1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
          HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          okies...

  6. nityanandagaurang profile image60
    nityanandagaurangposted 5 years ago

    No.As you just read the forum suject,your diverts toward that direction.So there is no question of open mindedness.

  7. HattieMattieMae profile image69
    HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I noticed that too. Probably would have been better to use electricity for example. If there was a short in the wires could cause the light to flicker, while someone may assume it is supernatural. But again if there is no short, or explanation for electricity flickering lights, there would be no explanation.

 
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