Can true open mindedness exist?

If it did would that mean you'd have to have no opinion about anything. Or can open mindedness mean that you don't judge people under any circumstances and accept them. Is that possible. A friend pointed out that no one is truly open. and in some way we are all closed minded
ASadCatNamedNadia ASadCatNamedNadia
22-25, F
6 Responses Feb 4, 2016

that hard n bitter truth is that each one of us who claim that we r open minded and accept people as they are..... are biased... (I know right now I m judging people, but this statement has experiences behind them)...

ya so people are open minded and receptive to only things they like generally or secretly. if they meet someone who has different thoughts than them, the so called 'open minded' attitude takes a back seat.....

this is in general..... I have met some really beautiful people who have been kind enough to accept me n others for what we are.....

open mindedness has to be u defined n understood.... so lets say I am a person who is on ep to just talk about sex....... and you one lady, for example on ep is part of groups that says 'u dont judge, u accept people as they are, u are open minded' and so on.....

now, u being part of these group will tempt me to approach you to talk sexual .... now if you like talking about sex, the communication will start.... if u don't either I will be blocked or I will get no reply.....

who's fault is it... yours or mine.....

the fault is mine.... I as a person who is here to talk about sex, should understand that anyone who says he or she is open minded doesn't mean that he or she is here for sex too.....

you are open minded and probably you like talking about sex too.... but it is your choice to who u choose to talk about it...

the point is open mindedness does exist, but it has to be understood in it true sense....

To be honest I had that thought too.

I don't think you have to accept everything or be open to anything, but it is open minded to acknowledge that what others like is fine as long as it serves some purpose for them and you don't have to judge them or treat them different because of it.

I don't think open mindedness means having no opinion about anything. I think it means accepting that everyone is different. You may like something that I don't, but that doesn't mean I have to condemn you for it. We may have differing beliefs, but an open minded person will accept the differences as just a fact of life, while a close minded person will try to get you to think the way they do.

exactly beautifully said thank you

I'm open minded...i dont judge anybody

Well have you heard of cultural relativism? It's what sociologists see cultures as.

yes I'm aware of what that is. but in one society there are a lot of subcultures and social conflicts. Though as an open minded person I should be able to acknowledge the differences and not judge them

No you can judge you just can't prejudge and assume.