July 13, 2009

Thinking on Hold

"An amazing invention-but who would ever want to use one."

US President Rutherford B. Hayes
Comment just after making call on Alexander Graham Bell's new telephone

I can think of a few things I initially thought were useless if not worse, later changing my mind to the point of buying them.

Sometimes being closed minded does not just mean not listening. It could be not thinking.

What do you think?


  1. Preconceived notions.

    Possibly the most dangerous aspect of thinking

  2. Red flags go up whenever I find myself thinking "I know that."

  3. Me too Paul but I have to admit I often have to remind myself to put the flag up.

    When it comes to "knowing" I find there is a fine line between arrogance and confidence