I used to think that I did not want to be “the suggestible type;” I wanted to be of my own mind. I thought being suggestible was being weak.
Well, wisdom has taught me something very differently. I find it most gainful for me to read with an attitude of suggestibility when I’m reading a good book that give great tips on how to live productively and happily. I want the authors to influence me.
What I don’t want is for others to decide when I’m “the suggestible type” and when I’m not. When others urge me to listen to what they believe, insisting that I be suggestible to their suggestions – I am quick to be aware of the choice I make.
A wise individual will switch back and forth, from being “the suggestible type” to being closed-minded, depending upon the subject matter and the point of view being offered. He ponders the information being shared before he makes his decision.
Does the fledgling eagle listen to its mother when she encourages it to come to the edge of the branch and fly? Indeed, it is smart advice and the fledgling listens.
Does the lamb walk into the jaws of a growling lion? If it does, it’s a fool and the results will prove it.
Let the above images be your guides when circumstances come where you must decide – “Shall I be “the suggestible type” or closed-minded.