In an increasingly polarized world being able to step out of comfort zone and consider other perspectives and ideas is important.
Being open minded means welcoming new ideas ,arguments and information that you typically do not aligned with .Open mindedness is a positive character quality and it enables you to think critically and rationally. It is very important to be able to step out of your comfort zone and consider other ideas and prospective especially in this day and age.
Open-mindedness is not easy and requires concentration so as not to lead to cognitive dissonance when learning new thoughts that conflict with existing beliefs.
Even if you consider yourself a fairly open-minded person there are probably certain topics on which you take a much harder stance.Things that you are passionate about a social issue for example. Having conviction can be a great thing but strong believes does not negate an open mind. Being an open mind means having the ability to be empathetic to other people even when you disagree with them. It does not imply that you must sympathize with every ideology but to making an effort to understand the factors that might have led to those ideas.
The main goal here is to gain greater insight into new ideas in topic you otherwise would not have and becoming mentally strong to remove the glass half empty negative vibe.
It is not always easy thing to do but effort to think openly and embrace new ideas will be worth it.
Love and Regards,
High school coordinator