fluidmind
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Beliefs should be like fluid entities within the mind, some malleable and doubtful, others more viscous and certain. But feeling certain should never be confused with being incontestable. Once a belief is allowed to solidify, it becomes like a shackle on the mind, inhibiting exploration, learning and growth. A fluid mind should never allow a belief to be so hardened that it is beyond rational scrutiny. A fluid mind always invites rational examination upon even its most cherished convictions.

Random Quote:

“I never really wanted to be an -ist—or an -ism, for that matter.... Here’s what worries me—maybe it doesn’t worry you, and that’s cool, I don’t have a problem with that—but what worries me is that the moment you are announced as an -ist or an -ism, the moment that happens in a conversation, the person with whom you are conversing establishes an entire philosophical worldview on you. They hand it to you before any words are exchanged. So now, if they oppose that -ism, you are already in a hole in the conversation that you want to conduct. You’ve gotta dig out of that hole before they even want to listen to what you have to say because, in fact, they believe they already know everything you have to say, because you’re an -ism.”

—Neil deGrasse Tyson