Being a Blank Sheet of Paper

This blog is dedicated to the various bits of wisdom that I come across in my life.  But, the question is, how do we even acquire knowledge and wisdom?

My father told me to think of a sheet of paper completely covered in your own writing.  If you give it to someone to write on, they can’t because there’s no space to write and they can’t write over it because then everything becomes gibberish.  However, give someone a blank sheet of paper and ask someone to write on it, then they can write what they know onto the paper wherever they need to.

I think this is applicable to our daily lives.  If we are stuck in our own mindset and completely fill our minds with our own things, then we have no room for others to relay wisdom to us.  If, however, we leave some space for others, and open our minds a bit, then we may benefit from the amazing insights that others have to input into our lives.

This doesn’t mean to blindly accept everything that other people tells us.  Merely, leave some space for others, and we will all benefit.

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~ by cjt on December 3, 2007.

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