Have an open mind without compromising your own beliefs
"Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Benefits of having an open mind
You see more in the world
Greater patience with others
You'll actually be more confident in yourself
So the next time you...
do a school project, give others ideas a chance, and your work could improve
get annoyed by someone, take a second and look at it from their perspective, because there may be a logical reason for their actions
see someone struggling, think of what they could be going through and what lies beneath the surface of the situation.
Think about how much more everyone could get done if we all took a step back, opened up that noggin of ours, and looked at things from someone else's perspective. In high school and beyond, having an open mind could improve ourselves, our relationships, our community, and our world.