I think it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking yourself or believe when you are called "open-minded" that it's true....it reaally became obvious recently that I am far far from truly open minded and non-judgemental.
The scientic people like to say- they are open-minded, yet they need scientific proof and evidence in order to be open to the idea that something could be valid.
The people that believe in alternative things like to say they are open minded cos they are not limited by "rational reason" and are open to all that falls outside of this.
But at the end of the day we still carry a lot of judgement...eg...that the scientists are closed minded...and I have other ones that I personally have trouble not believing e.g "normal people are boring"...I only like weird and quirky people etc the as only they will be able to understand me...
Basically being judgemental like this is NOT at all open minded. It just reflects that we have a negative worldview! So anyway I'm consciously trying to rectify this in my mind...and refrain from judgement...ie mine are usually with an anti-convention or socialist bent e.g people born rich are ungrateful&spoilt, investment bankers are typically all wankers etc etc...
What are some of the stereotypes and prejudices you have conditioned yourself to believe?
p.s an aside, I love how all of us have problems but they so truly differ...there is someone I know whose most pressing immediate problem is paying too much tax...what a luxurious kind of problem to have! *lol
p.p.s round 2 of teeth work today-yikes!
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