The 500 year old mind is the mind that sees everything in white or black.
Meaning it is either this way or that way. It’s wrong or right. There is no room in the middle for other ways of looking at it.
This 500 year old mind is outdated.
A better mind set is to realize that there is somethings that are in black and white but everything else it various shades of grey.
Almost like white belts and black belts with a bunch of colour belts in the middle.
Anyway in today’s society with all the knowledge that we have about almost everything, or what we believe anyway is not either wrong or right, this way or that way. It is a mixture of a bunch of things.
We need to realize that there may be many different ways or answers to any given.
There is room for many different view points and opinions. Many different ways to do things. Not necessarily the right way and the wrong way. Granted there may be better options but not the right or wrong way in most cases. Yet in some cases there is a right or wrong but not as often as you may think.
The 500 year old mind is more of a mind that is closed. Our new modern mindset should be that of an open mind with very few exceptions of course on things that we all in society can agree that is wrong like killing people, robbing banks, and etc,.
The focus should be to have an open mind that sees everything from various viewpoints and is aware of all options, opinions, circumstances, and so forth.
The new modern mind is more open to make things work versus shutting things down. To see everything for what it really is and not through the eyes of our built in filter.
Master Jonathan Field
Cobourg Tae Kwon Do