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Friday, August 13, 2010

brainless

A tweet by Rick Warren went like this: Some people are so open-minded their brains fall out! I laughed for almost a minute as I tried to visualize opening up your mind and having your precious brain escape out of that insane asylum! I have a very active imagination. Almost every sentence I hear conjures up images in my mind. It is quite a blessing most of the time. Anyways, back to the initial tweet.

Is our society becoming too open minded that we embrace any and everything in the spirit of being the most understanding, the worldliest or the most learned? I sometimes wonder if half the things we accept are as a result of wanting to fit into today's world. We all know the world is fast becoming a global village but is this globalization costing us our values and morals?

Of course I want to be open minded. Actually, I am open minded but in the way that I want to love and serve without restraint and not compromise who I am. I know that in doing so, I allow others to influence me as well but I hope that in my contact with others, I would leave  a lasting and profound impression.

My favorite book says that everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. In every single act you engage in, make sure you limit your freedom so that another person's freedom is not infringed on. As I've stated before, your freedom ends where another's begin.

So go ahead and be open minded but be careful you don't lose your brain or yet still that another's brain jumps into the space left! After all, garbage in, garbage out! Word!

7 comments:

Tetekai said...

Word! and i love your new template.

Jaycee said...

There is definitely an extent to open-mindedness. Loved this post. :D

Shels said...

i kno ryt! hmm
loving d new template.

Maxine said...

@ Tetekai- Thanks :)

Maxine said...

@ JC- Glad you liked it :)

Maxine said...

@ Shels- Thanks, girl!

simplychic said...

i think everyone feels like they have to represent in certain situations... especially when you are the only (insert race, gender etc). however at the end of the day, if you are doing or being your best that's all that matters.