Open/Shut Case [bit ranty]

New prompt from Mindlovemisery. Open or shut…

“What are you open to and what are you shut to?

Some people are open to most things and some are very closed, or shut to anything that challenges their every day.”

This is a good question. I’m loving these thinky prompts, as opposed to the favorite color type ones.

I like to be challenged intellectually. I’m open to new ideas about philosophy, psychology, nutrition, aging, writing, etc. I love new games and quizzes. Enjoy discovering new aspects of my cranky old personality. Now, having said this, I’m not some naive lulu who’s going to soak up the next conspiracy theory that comes along, so don’t bother. ๐Ÿ™„

What I’m not open to. Everything else. No really. I’m old and tired and I’m achy and migrainey. I know what I like and don’t like. I don’t need someone to tell me to try the thing that makes them happy, whatever it is. This is what annoys me so much about people. My cat, in contrast, doesn’t say hey come to the window and watch this ant. He doesn’t give a shit if I see the ant; he’s thrilled out of his mind to have the ant all to himself. ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿœ

But people? Omgawd. They have to share things. Taste my pasta! Listen to this song! Watch this vid! Read this book! Worship my gods! Vote for my liars!! Suck my d***! Sorry. Got carried away there. But you get the point. People simply must evangelize at you. Look at that poor guy who was just killed trying to introduce Jesus to some Indians. “No, you go meet him first!” (Stole the joke. I will do that, fair warning.)

To sum up, at this stage in my life: open mind, closed heart.

21 responses to “Open/Shut Case [bit ranty]

  1. Hรฉlรจne Vaillant

    That’s ok. You are where you are, you like what you like. No need for someone to try to sell you their junk. I feel the same way. Too many times lost of people have tried to tell me to do this or that it will be good for me. I walk away and far. I have an open mind, but not stupid, and I also have an open heart. Thanks for the good read Paula.

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  2. an old saying, “to each, their own” still rings true.

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  3. Good one! We chose our own challenges.

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  4. Ooh. I love a good rant. Well ranted, Paula

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  5. Thanks Paula for your thoughts, I did like the way you expressed them and like you I dislike people telling me what I should do. I think its good to be open to things, you never know what’s around the corner.

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  6. Amazing stuff to read onn mate โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ
    Glad to have you in my zone ๐ŸŽ€

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  7. Interesting ideas. I often think people are trying to get me to see/do/experience something because they are on a kind of power trip and are trying to make me just like them–on the other hand, I think it’s a human trait to socialize in that way, and it’s not a bad thing all the time, as in, share my food, or, you can stay in my shelter, or, let me show you how I use this stick I carved to throw a spear farther. In fact, we call people who are too much the other way anally retentive.
    I’m not trying to be argumentative. Really! (I’m just trying to control your mind. haha)

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