free your mind
by phil on Tuesday Feb 3, 2009 3:25 PM
Just thought of a new principle: a free mind is not attached to any ideas.
I think we all know in the back of our minds that being dogmatic or an ideologue is a bad idea. But as I was driving around, I dug deeper to figure out why. Why shouldn't we be dogmatic? Simply put, attachments by definition are difficult to let go of. When you let yourself become attached to a dogma, you're implicitly putting a chain around your mind.
I think it's okay to believe in something and have faith, but to become attached is against the principle of having a liberated perspective.
And just to set the mood, here's En Vogue's Free Your Mind: