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The hardest realization I've recently had was that for years I've been narrow minded. Not necesarilly in ideas such as homosexuality, war, racism, etc - but rather in thinking that so many people were narrow minded. Aren't I showing a narrow mindedness as well by stating that someone else is narrow minded? It's such a tricky sort of realization to be offered to me on a silver plate, and I really don't think it even makes much sense.

What I'm getting at is that calling someone narrow minded is the equivalent of calling a 440 pound man fat just because you're only 420 pounds. Even when you might be a hundred pounds and seem so small and perfect next to that 440 pound man, are you what everyone wants? When not everyone thinks you're perfect, you can't be perfect at all. (Hence "nobody's perfect). But, furthermore, someone may also find that 440 pound man to not be hideous next to a 100 pound man, but rather more attractive.

I think I've digressed from my initial point, which has been lost in my mind again, but I think what I've been meaning to express is that throughout the years I've felt that narrow mindedness only fell into a category and not believing the seemingly unbelieveable. But I can't base it on those terms any more, because now narrow mindedness has been pushed off to the side and it's now considered narrow minded of someone just not to believe what someone says. In otherwords - narrow mindedness is based on a lack of trust, whereas people want to believe that there's something deeper to it. Is there something deeper to it?

Does that make sense to any of you?

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