By Garret Kramer
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Here’s something you may want to consider: People who know that their thinking creates their feelings are prone to reconsider their viewpoints or opinions about things. People who believe that their circumstances create their feelings tend to be narrow-minded and set in their ways.
Where in the spectrum do you fall?
In my experience, all of us would be better off, achieve more, and the world would be a better place, if we lived closer to the open-minded side. To do so, however, we must understand the illogic in looking to outside circumstances in order to explain, excuse, or justify how we feel or act.
Here’s a personal example: While online the other night, I wandered onto one of my sixteen-year-old daughter’s social media accounts—and I did not like what I saw.