JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Changing Your Mind

Thursday May 7, 2015 #723

“The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.”

~James Russell Lowell

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In this constantly evolving world in which we live, we must have the character strength to allow new information and changing circumstances to challenge our opinions and beliefs.  Your position needn’t change, but by not listening and at least considering your opinions through critical thinking, you are robbing yourself the opportunity to learn, grow and adapt.

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Making Your Own Opinions

Tuesday May 5, 2015 #722

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”

~Mark Twain

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Given the infectious ability of modern social and other media to create public perceptions of people, events, and ideas, it is important that you exercise your critical thinking skills to ensure your own opinions are well-crafted and truly your own.  Particularly as it relates to individuals, take time to reflect and ensure you have given that person the benefit of the doubt before casting your lot with the mass opinion of others.

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