STOP AND THINK – Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. (Merry Browne, 20th century American athlete)
When we approach a subject with predetermined opinions, we will most often find it difficult to learn anything new or gain greater information. As Browne suggests, a mind already made up is a closed mind. New truth cannot penetrate the biases we bring to our study. As much as possible, the honest student must consciously open his mind to new truth.