They (who is they?) say  it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind.  A recent example of one who changes their mind based upon the whims of the crowd they are surrounded by has me thinking this over.  Let me tell you this little story.  One day I am being given a "mini-group lecture" --lead by this person, after they were fired up by the group--and being told what was wrong with the current situation.  I must say I was standing there with my jaw unhinged.  I value others' opinions, but do not appreciate mandates.  NOW--in my normal fashion, I went home and stewed over this for a couple of days.  The next meeting I called the entire gang together and explained the reasons behind the actions.  Interesting--there was an immediate flip flop of opinion.  Without argument--the group went back to the original direction, with the original charge leader the first to flip.  They changed their other mind when presented with the reasoning behind the circumstances.

I read an article last night by a psychologist concerning our flexibility, willingness to listen to two sides of an argument, and the need at times to change our opinion (mind).  I confess, I can be rather rigid about some things.  I am always open to listening to both sides of an argument, but have to try and take my personality, past, and preconceived notions out of the equation to really attempt to understand both sides.  If I think it over, I have let first impressions rule my judgement at times.  With time, I have not only bent my opinion, but turned it 180 degrees.  There have been other issues with changing times,  I have had a change of heart on over the years.  Time, circumstances, knowledge, and maturing have led to a change of mind.  

I also have determined a change of mind can indicate you have taken the time to think over the issue--factored in new information--had a softening of heart--on and on.  Something has worked to change your mind.  There is not ONE THING wrong with changing your mind.  In fact, I think it shows a real maturity and wisdom to admit you have had a change of heart over an issue.  To rigidly hold onto whatever first opinion you had can be detrimental to your judgement.  Opinions are just that---opinions.  Here is your definition of opinion ~

a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge

I encourage us all to be flexible in our opinions.  Do not be stuck in the past---or unwilling to listen to new information.  The world will not collapse if you change your mind on a subject and, I for one, will have great respect for your willingness to admit you were wrong.  


"Do not be conformed to this world,

but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,

that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,

what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Romans 12:2


  1. I'm always willing to listen to the opinion of others and change my mind if it makes sense to my values. Close mindedness is at the root of our social problems these days. Blessings, Lulu!

  2. AMEN, Martha! Hope you are enjoying your trip!


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