In the earlier post on Openness to Experience, I extolled the virtues of why we’d want to be open – how it can benefit us as individuals as well as our society. We looked at the Enlightenment for inspiration to see how openness to new thought and ideas changed the Western world.
We talked about how Openness to Experience means being curious about new experiences, new ways of thinking, open to the diversity around us and perhaps have a high level of interpersonal tolerance.
After releasing that post, I went to a Faculty meeting, and Darryl from Finance took me to task for romanticizing human potential and for misleading readers into thinking that all will be bliss if we simply choose to develop this personality trait. He pointed out the political craziness happening in the world today and wanted to know why I wasn’t focusing on fighting that in the blog?