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Open Your Mind to New Ideas July 5, 2010

Posted by Ruth in Learning.
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I have many blogs that I enjoy.  One of my favorites is Wise Bread.  It’s filled with ideas for business, finance and things that make life easier and more fun.

A recent post is titled 6 Unique Ways to Eat Watermelon.  I immediately thought of sliced, cubed, melon balls…  Imagine my surprise when I saw that these 6 ways included “fried” and “in sandwiches.”  First, I thought “no way!”  Then I decided that I really should try some of these ways befoe completely negating the ideas.  I do love watermelon, so maybe I’ve been missing something really good.

Now, I haven’t tried any of these ideas yet.  I didn’t want to add comments that might prevent any of you from trying them for yourselves.

When I read the Wise Bread article, it helped me to realize an important key to learning.  If you want to learn new things, you need to open your mind to new ideas.  If it’s one thing I have learned about the educational system, it is that too much emphasis is placed on accepted ideas, and not enough on experimentation and trying new things.  How did all these “accepted ideas” become accepted.  Someone experimented, tried something new, looked at things from a new perspective.

That is what I invite you to do.  Make it a point to try something new and different each day.  Step beyond your preconceived notions.  Be adventurous!

And now, I have to go buy a watermelon.

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1. Josie - July 5, 2010

How about chocolate covered watermelon? I did this once and it was really good (but doesn’t last long). Yr right Ruth, it’s all about thinking outside the box and saying “I wonder if I could….”

2. Ruth - July 5, 2010

Wow! Chocolate covered watermelon…. I’m willing to give it a try. I bought the watermelon, now I have to pick up some good chocolate. What kind of chocolate do you think is best?

Thanks for an outside-the-box idea, Josie! I’ll let you know how I like the chocolate watermelon.

3. Kylia - July 6, 2010

Maybe I would like watermelon if it was covered in chocolate or fried.. 🙂 Another terrific post!

Ruth - July 7, 2010

Thanks, Kylia! You are always willing to try new things, and that’s really terrific! Keep doing that!

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