William A. Orton
Okay … I have always heard that we ought to keep an open mind and I believe this to be a good thing.
However, the honorable Mr. Orton is NOT telling us to close our minds. He is just warning us of what will come when we open our minds to the world and all that is in it.
You will need to sort through quite a bit of rubbish during a lifetime of being open to new ideas and thoughts. Best to learn how to do so efficiently.
This reinforces the need for every person to develop critical thinking skills. After all, you need some tools to identify what is worthwhile and what is not.
Thinking critically about a great number of things, much of which appears to be crap in the Heartland ….