― "Emmett Douglas" ∙ Gatekeepers To Our Minds ∙ Keeping an "open mind" is not a good thing. It sounds like a good thing, and it may even feel good to say it, but keeping an "open mind" is dangerous. Your mind is where all of your most intimate details of your life resides. It's the place where your personal belief system flourishes without negative influence, and is allowed to grow. Consider your mind as a 10 acre farm, with a huge gate all the way around it. The gate is for [...].