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I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.

Open Parachutes, Open Minds

Today I came across this quote:

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.”
– Thomas Dewar*

I think that line is pretty good, but it could be so much better…how about this?

Your mind is like a parachute: if it’s open, you will fly. If it’s closed, you’re either plunging to a fatal crash or you’re too scared to jump.

I was so pleased with that that I couldn’t save it—I had to do an extra post today to share my sudden flash of inspiration. 🙂

May you courageously jump and soar with the parachute of an open mind.

* I Googled this and there’s a very similar quote attributed to Frank Zappa, along with the usual odd and presumably false quote attributions.

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3 comments on “Open Parachutes, Open Minds

  1. quotesoffame
    July 1, 2014

    Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.

    Horace

    Liked by 1 person

  2. emilievardaman
    July 1, 2014

    I really like your expansion on this old quote!

    Like

  3. Sarrah J. Woods
    July 2, 2014

    Thanks, Emilie!

    Like

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