Mind Stretching

“Man’s mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

This quote is up there with my top five favorite ones. I would go as far as saying that I try to live by this quote. I had given up on a lot of ideas during my life, almost feeling like my childhood dreams of changing the world were just futile. The Internet changed all that and I believe that the occasional banter we have here and there helps us move further.

I think this is the new way of stretching minds, blogs and websites where you find information that sparks new thoughts. I have seen points of views on subjects that I had not considered before and every single day I feel like I learn a little more. What stretches your mind?

5 Responses to Mind Stretching

  1. …Watching my kids play, and learn, and become young adults. That’s a mind-stretching experience if anything could be. It affirms your existence on Earth and provides you with reasons to keep on learning, if for no other reason than to pass on more cool stuff to them while you can.

  2. You know that I must answer that theres only one thing that stretchs my mind: Futbol Soccer

  3. I’d have to agree with Barry. Except he said it better than I would have =)

  4. New Ideas, experiences that I learn from usually stretch my mind!

  5. Great quote and so true. Reminds me of one from my favorite movie, Dead Poet’s Society — “words and ideas can change the world.”

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