The opposite of open-minded (DUH-uh!).
Many people are under the mistaken impression that the first person who says "You're just being closed-minded" in a debate is automatically the winner; frequently, the first person who says this has simply run out of facts.
Contrary to popular belief, it's also not always bad to be closed-minded, especially towards ideas which are easily demonstrated to be false or foolish.
I'm very open-minded about space exploration, but I'm very closed-minded about doing a space walk without a spacesuit.
Tunnel minded is kind of like closed minded. Except tunnel minded is like a one-way mind. Kind of like a tunnel. that goes one way. So Tunnel minded is an adjective which means a mind that only thinks in one direction and will not be changing the direction or open a new opening anytime soon.
"Hey Sam, what came first? The chicken or the egg?"
"I think the chicken. What about you Tommy?"
"I can't make a decision. I see both sides of the argument and I just can't think....."
"It has to be the chicken. Whoever says the egg is stupid."
"Don't be so tunnel minded, Sam!"
The opposite of closed minded. Taking in any new information as the truth, without any objective analysis whatsoever.
Contrary to popular belief, this is not open mindedness. Open mindedness is finding a balance between closed mindedness and empty mindedness, allowing information in, but having a filter. Many people blame others for closed mindedness, claiming that they are open minded, when they are really only empty minded.
Here's a graphical representation for those of you that are verbally challenged:
Closed Minded----Open Minded----Empty Minded
Open minded, the balance of closed minded and empty minded, is the optimal thing to get. But, like I said, it is not achieved by just being empty minded; one must find a balance, not an extreme.
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-I accept your theories as valid speculation, but until you provide me with solid, grounded evidence I won't be able to truly believe in them. Based on the general unlikelihood of the notion of your idea being true without any proof, the theory has the burden of proof before it should be believed.
:NO LIEKOMGZ TEH MOVEE SED IT WUZ BUSH, LOOK HE WUZ TAKING ABOUT TERISM BE4 911 THAT MEENZ IT WUZ HIMZZZZZ!!!!w#!1111!!!1
-Yes, I saw the movie as well, and I understand your point, however these interesting coincidences only really justify further investigation, not immediate belief in the ideas. One can find equally interesting coincidences regarding essentially any ideal, however most of these suggest things that are untrue. That is the nature of coincidences, they suggest interest in trying to possibly find a cause for their pattern, however the pattern is usually just, well, a coincidence. I am willing to be open minded and accept your theory as valid speculation, as I said before, but I am not willing to be empty minded and just take it without thinking about it. Until there is more evidence that this is the case than that something else is the case, I won't be able to believe it.
:YOR SO CLOZD MINDED!!!!
-Well, I'm trying my best to be as objective as possible, however I suppose there is never any harm in trying to increase my objectivity, thanks for the tip. I think, howeve...
Greenville,Both South and North are very conservative RedNeck states.A very closed-minded environment.Extremely Anti-Gay.Totally Homophobic! and if your different,and stand out,Greenville hates it with a passion.They are both dead-boring towns.For example the only time you'll see a Hard-core Punk or Goth is only on Halloween.But if you dress like that on a regular-basis,you know neon-colored hair,eye make-up,spikes,chains,tattoos,piercings,crazy-ass threads and tons of zippers,these posers hate anything that is considered "Freakish" "Weird" "Not Normal"...If you look different Greenville will hurrass you and look at you with attitude.If you are Flamboyantly-Gay,You know, Lip Gloss,Big Jackie-O glasses,Designer threads,Gucci purse and you get nothing but attitudes in every direction from everybody.but if you are just a plain "Butch" Gay guy that acts Hetero,It's OK.But Noooooooo! for Gods Sake,Do not be Openly Flamboyantly-Gay,North and South Carolina Hate that shit.Greenville is very full of Closet-Case Gays.
A closed-minded environment.Full of Bigots.A small Hick-town full of wannabe Gangstas,Rednecks,and it has a large amount of Homophobes.It's a very Anti-Gay Town.I know from experience,i used to live in Atwater in 2001,i used to go to Atwater High in 1993,i lived down in Merced,Born and raised.Now i live near New York City.I miss the West Coast,but not Atwater.This town is very very very Anti-Gay.full of Cowboys that are closet-cases.Like totally Gay and far from Hetero.If your Openly-Gay and live in or near Atwater,you better run as far as you can and don't look back because Atwater will Ruin your pride.Run.Run! RUN! RUN! RUN! RUN!!!!
I know from living here,born and raised.I moved away in 2003.I came to the East Coast near New York city.Okay,Merced is ok if your just a so-called "normal" person.But if your different,like i was,and just unique and Flamboyant.This town is full of Homophobes.it's very closed-minded,Extremely Anti-Gay and full of stupid Bigots.I used to hate being hurrassed,and not feeling like i didn't belong.It was a hard place to live and be yourself.Being Openly-Gay in Merced County has been Hell.This is an OK town for some,But for me i had to leave what i left behind.and that was my Dear Family and "Some" Friends.The other stuff was pure History.I admit,Merced is a cool town,theres some nice people,but theres also a lot of Anti-Gay people as well.
Gilbert Ray Reyes
What people say when they really mean closed-minded.
Doors are open or closed, not open or close.
You wouldn't say "That door is close," you would say "That door is closed."
Closed-Minded is the correct way to say it.
Incorrect kid: "Dude, you're so close-minded!"
Sassy Kid: "My mind is close to what? My skull? Yeah."