Friday, February 24, 2017

A Voice from the Past - Chesterton

He [H. G. Wells] thought that the object of opening the mind is simply opening the mind. Whereas I am incurably convinced that the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, Autobiography, (as quoted in As I Was Saying...: A Chesterton Reader, edited by Robert Knille, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1985, p. 265).

What is the right way to be open minded? How can we acquire this?


  1. Perhaps it only takes the desire to truly listen to another opinion?