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I Admire Open-minded People

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    From birth I have been different than 95% of the people on the planet and have always admired those who accept me for me, and strive to do the same
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Nov 20, 2013

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    I really do. It's really amazing

    when I meet one who is... It's a gift really ...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F Jul 16, 2014

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    I love opened minded people.

    If someone is not opened to suggestions then you might not get along with people. Or be able to try new things you have never tried before. I think open minded people are great because they are not afraid to take a risk and experience cool things.
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    They...

    have the ability to understand and retain information that many people can't. They can relate to people without asking too many questions. That is just the type of person that I admire; someone who can understand something without question. Open minded people have the ability to...
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Especially because my wife is

    so closed minded! She's quieter than a church mouse and so straight laced, FRUSTRATING!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2013

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    I consider myself to be a very open minded

    person. I love life and love to experience new things. I admire anyone who has the same philosophy in life.
    Raycurious2 Raycurious2 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Of Course...

    of course i admire open minded people, they rock. i wish everybody could be open minded then we wuoldnt have as many wars as we did. and we wouldnt be in the war we are in now.
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M Jan 20, 2008

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    Emozione Emozione 16-17, F Sep 20, 2014

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    Non Judging People Are Awesome

    I really enjoy meeting people that are just happy with people that are who they are. I recently met an elderly fellow that was one of the most open minded people I have ever met. He help me understand who I am, why I feel the way I do about life and told me different thing I can...
    bottomsup5555 bottomsup5555 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    To look at someone, something.

    ... person, idea..... preconceptions, biases, unknowns, misrepresentation...... outward facing you and operating inside you as you move your energy outward to receive those signals from others....It's all a really tricky intermingling of complex and nuanced factors.To take in...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    and there most certainly isn't enough of them!

    they say 'the more you learn the less you realise you know' and I couldn't agree more. I cannot tolerate people who are ignorant, closed minded or who lack common sense. I feel like I'm surrounded by so many people who possess these traits, and it makes me feel trapped. every...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Quotes on Open Mindedness - * If someone is

    able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed * It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2014

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    Absolutely, we move this world Into greatness

    when speak loudly amongst these situations when being open minded about all of them.
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M Nov 15, 2014

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    I admire open minded people

    because they are very acceptable to things they may or may not do themselves. They except people and their beliefs as they are. They are not judgemental towards other people. They do not have to believe in the same things in order to accept another person.
    Jessica1967 Jessica1967 41-45, T 1 Response Jun 13, 2014

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    Closed-mindedness is probably one of the

    biggest turnoffs on the planet. You can have your opinion, I just want to see someone who will not close a door just because it is something they do not like or think they won't like. Now, I have my own opinions. I have my reservations, but I do not close myself off to people...
    sunnyshellkitty sunnyshellkitty 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Closed-minded people annoy me very much

    but not as much as people without common sense. You know the stuff that is not really common apparently lol. I'm sure I am not the only one that feels this way. I mean, I can co-exist with them but of course there are some things you just can't talk about because they don't get...
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F Sep 11, 2014

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    Totally. It's unfortunate

    that even as kids, we are taught or conditioned into certain likes and dislikes! Be this or you'll be considered that! If you're lucky, you'll reach a maturity that allows you to be exposed to all kinds of ideas without you needing to feel threatened by them.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 19 hrs ago

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    Unlike a certain bible thumped in the wrong

    nudity experience. Seriously, so much hate from her it was ridiculous.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    I would probably make a good detective,

    a profession at which you had better be open minded. Would have to work on attention to fine detail though.
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M May 19, 2014

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    In my opinion people

    who r real will have guts to keep their real pic..and talk real coz there r lots of fake people around.
    Ally41411 Ally41411 31-35, M Dec 3, 2013

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    Can't wait to go balloon shopping tomorrow I am

    stocking up and going to have a balloon room hopefully this week :D where I can go crazy popping all of my balloons sitting on them and hugging them till they pop the usual :D want nice people to chat about balloons and hopefully give me new ideas about how to burt my balloons I...
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M Oct 5, 2014

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    I Wish There Was More Of Them, I Never See That Many.

    lately i have noticed that the people around me are not that open minded and i feel suffocated being with them. simply because i cannot be myself when i am around them. now i am trying to be more comfortable with the way i express myself but the people around don't let me. they...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    I Like Asking Questions?

    I strongly believe that open-minded people make the world go round. If we had no open-minded people, who would help us in times of need? Are close-minded people really open-minded, but only to their own needs and insecurities? I would really like to see more stories on this topic...
    mnb06070 mnb06070 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    One of the most unattractive things a person

    can be is closed-minded. People need to learn and accept that not everyone is the same. How is it even any of our business? And if they’re not hurting anyone, why shouldn’t everyone be allowed to do what they like? People need to stop being so judgmental.
    klic klic 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Admiration

    I have so much admiration for open-minded people. We need more people like that in the world today. People that understand mental illness without judgement......people that understand homosexuality without judgement. I just think this world would be such a better place if more...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Just want to talk about balloon popping

    and ways to burst them I love to pop big balloons and just want new ideas 😝🎈👍
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M Sep 30, 2014

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    It is refreshing to have an open minded

    conversation with someone. Whatever background we come from, or whatever our beliefs are, an open mind is a commonality we have.
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    ddavis21 ddavis21 22-25, M Jul 16, 2014

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    Surround Yourself With The Energies That Best Reflect You.

    i am constantly surrounded by open-minded people. therefore i am able to always feel i can be who i am, and never be afraid of what im going to say or that im being judged. this also helps you grow and learn more about your true self. its an amazing feeling to not care what...
    Ofearthandsky Ofearthandsky 22-25, F Feb 20, 2013

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    In my regional language there is a famous old

    say 'manadhil ullathai sol aanal manadhil pattathellam sollathe' meaning say whats in your mind but dont say everything that comes in your mind. Yes in that way open minded people can be trusted because they cannot be called 'ooma kusumban' (silent killer) they will speak...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    i am open minded. i can talk with all people without judge them. i like to talk allthing about life and love. i am glad there are some open minded people too here? where are they...
    berealistic82 berealistic82 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Something that has been on my mind for a while is what does being open-minded really mean. I feel like there are a lot of people that equate being open minded to being liberal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I think some people have the whole concept of open mindedness wrong. Open mindedness does not mean being open to wrong behaviour, it really means allowing yourself to see things...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Yes I am very open-minded maybe to a fault. I make it a point to see an idea or a problem from someone else perspective before judging. By no means am I perfect at this but I try...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok I am open minded because I am open to anything my Daddy would want however this mind is bonded because only my Daddy owns it. It's bonded to him well he bonded it I guess. I don...
    bondedmind07 bondedmind07 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend taught me how to be more open minded to how I feel about myself (: He's very open minded himself but I also helped him open his mind more to other religious beliefs...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I am. I can understand many things. I could not care less about others. But, dont push me, I am already open minded, if you see that I am not about something, it's because I dont...
    Prokamin Prokamin 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I was raised in a very traditional and conservative family with many prejudices. I could never subscribe to those views. I tend to be very open minded and appreciate others who are...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I was born and rraised in Georgia and let's face it, Georgia isn't the worst state, but it isn't filled with the most understanding people. they're all generally conservative...
    BiCPP BiCPP 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    The older I get the more that I learn that you should never ever judge. To each his own - live and let live. There is nothing more freeing than to accept yourself and to accept...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I am open minded for a real chat. . . you want to talk about your new art project or how fuzzy your cat is. . . or gossip about how your two friends love each other but are in...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Being open-minded is good. Just don't be so open minded that your brain falls out. LOL
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    How many people here on EP can say they actually ARE open minded and non judgemental? Why don't those who condemn others take a moment and actually imagine what the other person...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    i think it good to be open minded
    dualnature dualnature 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 1

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    I don't understand how some people can just completely reject an idea. I'm not saying that I agree with everything out there, but I try to be as open minded as possible and not to...
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I feel like being open-minded is actually a flaw with me. Like whenever someone says something that doesn't quite agree with me, I try to understand their point of view and often...
    distantlurker distantlurker 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I LOVE HEARING OTHER YHINGS IM OPEN MINDED I SWEAR TO GOD I LOVE PEOPLE
    llovely llovely 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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