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     I am open-minded and curious.  Since my mind ranges freely over the intellectual terrain, my worldview extends in space and time. I respect evolutionary change, natural cycles and the web of all existence of which I’m part. I appreciate cosmic distances, geologic time and statements like “Our bodies contain atoms once inside ancient stars.” I know the past provides insights into dealing with today’s problems; that future consequences of what we do must be considered. I realize the world is complex and sometimes  understanding it requires simultaneously holding conflicting beliefs.



I find comfort in not seeking out facts—or exposing myself to beliefs, and valuesthat would necessitate some revising of my associated worldview framework. (One might call it pre-meditated ignorance!) I'm often able to ignore facts that produce psychological discomfort.  I'm generally unable to live with facts, beliefs, and values that are inconsistent with each other. I like to "keep it simple, stupid," and often refuse to deal with issues requiring my mind range widely in space and time, or the complexity of simultaneously holding conflicting beliefs.

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows