Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open.” –Thomas Dewar
I think this quote will find meaning almost instantly for most people. I think we all agree, even pessimistic people, that having an open mind is a good thing. Having the open mind does not mean you have to change your stance or viewpoint on a situation or topic, but it does allow you to look at other peoples perspective. This goes a long way with solving problems and getting along with people.