I Try to Expose Myself to Different Ways of Thinking

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    Expanding My Mind...

    There are some instances that I learned more just listening to a different point of view and had an A-ha moment that what they are saying is exactly what was missing to a thought I had a couple days before. Being that I believe that life is a series of lessons in many different...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2009

    As Much As Possible!!!

    I love to read and learn about new people and their ideas and experiences because I don't want to be prejudiced towards others.Ever since my Dad left when I was sixteen I have tried to expose myself to different ways of thinking because my Dad was so controlling and manipulative...
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    *String of Profanities*

    I do like to understand how people come to different conclusions than I do. Sometimes, it is really hard to just let it slide.  My husband pissed me off tonight.  It isn't so much that he has a different opinion that upset me, it is that he doesn't even think I have a...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    Im an INTP/INFP 8w9 /4w5 stop feeling defensive

    seeing someone you found intimidating ,expand my world view
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    Apr 2, 2016

    The Fountain Of Undertanding

       There are a lot of differing ways to view life.  I agree with those who say it is a test- I believe it was pitcher Vernon Law who said "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward"- and I agree with those who liken it...
    WildMagic WildMagic
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

    Different Ways

    Different ways,Indeed,There are,Of thinking,I like to try,See how many there are,So far,I've lost count!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2012

    Be Open-minded

    we learn from different things---even the littlest things in life. We learn from the people we meet, and even from the people we've always known. And it's important to keep an open mind and not judge people or experiences. It's always important to try to put ourselves in each...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2009

    It's Hard

    Mostly I want to stop expecting the worst of everything.  And I don't want to project my feelings onto other people when I see them.  I can't read their minds, and what they think of me is none of my business.  That is easier said than done, to stop that kind of...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 28, 2010

    If something didn't work the first 20 times

    why do you think it's gonna work the 21st? Try it a different way.
    Favoritejohnny Favoritejohnny
    18-21, M
    Sep 28, 2014

    I Love Constantly Thinking In Different Ways

    I love coming across new forms of thought whether that be through poems, lyrics, or books.  I've always been fascinated with the evolution of our species and where its going to take us.  I'd like to think that the level of increase in technology will have an enormous affect on...
    Slowlyslippingaway Slowlyslippingaway
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

    Perspective , Understanding , Knowledge , Shared Experiences

    I may or may not act upon these experiences , or indeed , even fully appreciate all the variety possible of mindsets that span the breadth and width of the Earth , BUT , I want to at least acknowledge that mine is not the only way of thinking , that I don't have all the answers...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    Dec 28, 2012

    The Vibes

    I like experimenting with my mood.  To cut right to the chase, happiness is a choice.  To an extent, we have control over the chemical reactions in our brains.  Did you know that if you are bummed out, forcing yourself to smile will make you feel better? ...
    Cade Cade
    Feb 3, 2009

    cus my left and right brain is balanced.

    and i always see the other sides of things. lol!
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    Apr 1, 2016

    I'm getting better and better ,

    I hope ill get better as I went along
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    Apr 1, 2016

    Christians Vs Atheists?

    We witness all types of discrimination.  Some times we don't mind discriminating against others, because we feel it is justified.  Yet, when someone judges our beliefs, our family history, our morals.. it hurts, and we hate it. If we understand how frustrating and...
    Cade Cade
    11 Responses Feb 3, 2009


    Have you ever just sat and looked at yourself in the mirror and asked yourself why? Like why does this happen to me? Out of billions of people in the world why me? But then you tell yourself...Imagine someone going through much worse then you do...and then you get the chills..
    IIamStrongg IIamStrongg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2013

    What Do You Think

    If you only talk with those who agree with your point of view you will learn nothing new and your point of view will become weak.  You need to understand what people think and how they view the world in order for you to understand the world around you better and your own...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    Blood Relations

    There is no one more frustrating to disagree with than with someone in your family. Siblings really know this feeling.  You hate to admit your sibling is right, or more skilled, or nicer, or better in any way. Its difficult.  Humility seems to be most difficult in...
    Cade Cade
    1 Response Feb 3, 2009

    I Always See the Other Side

    Independent- Adhering to and believing in your own way of living, working and playing. Interdependent- Opening yourself up to understanding the reasons why someone thinks exactly the opposite way you do. I must say 7 Habits of Highly Successful People taught me this very...
    1tufcuky 1tufcuky
    36-40, F
    Feb 18, 2009
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016
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