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Open Mindedness is an oft lauded & rarely practiced approach to new ideas. To the point that it has become almost synonymous with being a good person. Saying someone lacks an open mind is an insult.

While it's true that the ability to have an open mind about new things is valuable, just as important is the wisdom to know when to be resolved.

@linkskywalker both of those qualities are bound within classical, basic critical thinking; a skill that seems to be in decline...

@PresGas I don't believe that. If anything, I suspect critical thinking skills are on the rise.

But critical thinking skills have never been valued in a populace, and have never been encouraged by education.

@linkskywalker well, I DO like bring wrong on things like this. ... Hope you are right.

I don't think things are that dire, but do feel a danger.

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