Welcome to Monday Morning: The Childish Mind

Children share with geniuses an open, inquiring, uninhibited quality of mind

Chauncey Guy Suits

Thought for the week

As we become older we gather knowledge, information, ideas and concepts. We take on beliefs and attitudes, most of the time unconsciously. Then most of us surround ourselves with co-workers and friends who share similar knowledge and mindsets. It comes as a shock when we meet people who disagree with or contradict us, and we often act defensively, rather than embracing the opportunity to question and refine our knowledge and mindsets.

Challenge for the week

Do you surround yourself with people similar to yourself? Do you tend to read the same newspapers and magazines and follow the same radio or TV programmes? In what small way could you challenge your knowledge and mindsets this week?