During your life, have you ever changed the way you think?

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  1. jabelufiroz profile image69
    jabelufirozposted 5 years ago

    During your life, have you ever changed the way you think?

  2. Borsia profile image45
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    If you have never changed the way you think chances are you have not really grown as a person.
    Personally I've changed how I think about far too many things to count.
    If you have an open mind should be constantly evaluating the validity of your positions based on new information as it becomes available to you. You should be open to change and even seek to change your beliefs towards anything that proves to be true.
    We are only truly blind if we refuse to see.

  3. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    Definitely.  I agree with Borsia.  You constantly evaluate your ideas, examine whether they are based on "the tapes" you've grown up with and if so, and decide which of those messages make sense to you and which do not.  I think going to college influenced my beliefs tremendously and helped me out of the paradigm into which I was born.  I had a wonderful Sociology professor who opened our minds to causes of behavior as influenced by culture.  I think Psychology classes which introduced me to Maslov, and Pavlov's ideas were a great influence as well as my courses in Language Development and Child Development. Being exposed in my Freshman year to Aristotle and Kant and Hobbes in Philosophy class along with logic classes opened my mind as well. In more recent years, while I never read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," just gleaning the concept of books like these reinforced speculations I had about my own upbringing.  Classes that I took as part of Human Resources when I was teaching in various school districts were most enlightening.  A class on sexual orientation with gay and lesbian speakers gave me great insight as well as a course on "White Privilege by Dr. Eddy Moore which was powerfully impacting.  Today while I write, I often listen to Amy Goodman, Ian Masters, Thom Hartman, and Rhandi Rhodes who bring perspectives counter to mainstream media.  However, at the CORE of my ability to change and modify my opinions was a mother who, in the 50s, responded to my father in their first year of marriage when he pointed out that the white boxers and T-shirts in his drawer weren't folded "correctly":  "You want them folded right? Really?"  Then, as she related this story to me, she put her arms around the whole drawer full of underwear and tossed it all into the air. "If you want them folded 'correctly,' do it yourself self."  I think you get what I'm saying.  It's all about being brave enough to be an independent thinker, evaluate the messages with which you grew up, and throw them out when they don't make sense.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      oops - again I didn't edit this enough times - ugh! Please read over the errors

  4. AUPADHYAY profile image49
    AUPADHYAYposted 5 years ago

    I tried my best according to the circumstances but could not get success.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image70
    The Examiner-1posted 5 years ago

    Every minute as I do something different I change the way that I think.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Yes, my ways of thinking tend to change as I age and have more life experience.  Things I believed or championed when I was in my 20's may not be what I would fight for today.

  7. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    By having moments of enlightenment, yes. But not always by focusing on it. It takes a lot of discipline to change the way you think.

 
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