John Dewey On Open Mindedness

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952)

Open-mindedness is not the same as empty-mindedness. To hang out a sign saying “Come right in; there is no one at home” is not the equivalent of hospitality. But there is a kind of passivity, willingness to let experiences accumulate and sink in and ripen, which is an essential of development.