Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tolerant != Timid

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" ~ Aristotle

It amazes me to find many *uneducated* people around! (Shall I just call them pig-headed, or would that be unfair to pigs?) I can totally understand having strong opinions, but how is that synonymous with believing that any other opinion is crap?!

I love music and arts, but do I think that anyone who is does not have an inclination to these creative expressions is useless or wasting their life? No, I don't. So it puzzles me to no end when people assume that the absence of interest for *their* passion in another person's life makes that person a pathetic, non-motivated soul without purpose.

Oh, and I did follow Aristotle's principle and the entertained the thought of being pig-headed (sorry PETA!), and I chose not accept it. Opinionated? No, because I gave the other thought a chance, but it did not win !!

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