Learning is a lifelong task that we will never complete, and an important one in our ever-changing society. So how do we go about keeping an open mind to new ideas and experiences? The article, “5 Things Really Smart People Do,” by Kevin Daum offers tips to employ in your everyday life and conversations to ensure you are taking in as much as possible without shutting down. They are…
1. Quiet Your Inner Voice
2. Argue With Yourself
3. Act Like You Are Curious
4. Find the Kernel of Truth
5. Focus on the Message NOT the Messenger
The article goes into further detail defining each point and offering explanations as to why they can be helpful. By following this advice you are sure to stay engaged with the world around you, and continue on a journey of learning!