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narrow-minded

narrow-minded

Date: Jul 23 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture

引語

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“I tried to go to college, but I didn’t really fit in. I went to a really narrow-minded school, where people gave me a lot of trouble. I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.”

Musician Bruce Springsteen, speaking about being different than normal people (BrainyQuote)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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not willing to listen to other people’s ideas

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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John and Jacob are talking about music. John says that country music is the best and all electronic music is terrible. Jacob really likes electronic music, so he tells John that he wants to play some electronic music he thinks they will both enjoy. But John says no because he thinks it will be bad. John won’t listen to the new music because he is being narrow-minded.

If you are narrow-minded, it means you do not listen to other people and always believe you are right. A narrow-minded person won’t change his or her opinions, even if it is obvious that another answer is possible. Some people get ideas in their heads and decide that has to be the only way. This type of thinking is very narrow-minded.

Musician Bruce Springsteen says that he went to a really narrow-minded college, and he didn’t like that. He thinks it is hard to go to a school where they won’t let one be oneself, so he left.

Do you know any narrow-minded people? How do you talk to them?

範例

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“My friend Gina is really narrow-minded. She never listens to anything I say!”

“Republicans and Democrats often think of each other as narrow-minded.”

“In school I had some incredibly narrow-minded teachers.”

猜對了

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aijaciba Not interested in opinions that are different from your own.
作者 aijaciba
Manu4 Not open to new opinions or perspectives
作者 Manu4
a2020 Not open minded.
作者 a2020
julito1 not accepting new ideas
作者 julito1

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mustafan

Jordan

walking in one way without watching other people in the street or sharing them.


 

08:28 AM Jul 30 2015 |

Safaaomar

Egypt

Unfortunately lam surrounding with lots of narrow-minded people. The most important issue that drives me crazy my own kids they are very stubborn and narrow-minded as they are teens. Whenever I try to discuss with them anything, they considered me an old fashion one that’s why I avoid debating them.

06:10 PM Jul 28 2015 |

Safaaomar

Egypt

Does not accept other people point of views.

04:37 PM Jul 28 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Case in point. Just refused for my 8 year old son to swim in the public swimming pool, because he doesn’t have ‘enough’ technique. He holds on the water perfectly, can dive, can swim in his own way submerging head underwater and breathing. The girl who took the test was so narrow -minded to see that repetedly demanding him to swim crawl, and on his back. Finaly, she sent him to baby pool for more practice! where just new born swim. They said they followed the rules, not seeing the child has a free way of swimming to perfectly hold on the water, plus a perfectly swimming parent. I just said – money back!

09:09 PM Jul 27 2015 |

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Allen90

Allen90

Iraq

No one has born narrow-minded , but what results to become narrow-minded is the environment that person is surrounded by. Religion plays a dominant role in which it implants certain beliefs in their mind for they can’t go further and they can’t accept any fact that is out of there beliefs .
If someone contrasts my beliefs about narrow-minded or agree with me , please feel free to contact me on my e-mail

10:06 AM Jul 26 2015 |

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katooja 1 4 all

South Africa

narrow-minded these a dayes it’s simply mean live your age with your self and die with your self ..

09:31 AM Jul 25 2015 |

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s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Most people in traditional society were narrow-minded. When they start to be open-minded, they gradually promote life style so their life changed.



Narrow-minded people limit their world and they don’t like to see another world or listen to different sounds. Most of us when become older we will be narrow-minded. Because we will think what we think and say and do will be right!



I think trying to change narrow-minded people is wasting time, because nowadays most of them has mental problem. So I don’t waste my time by talking to them! I usually tell them: “you’re right”

08:14 AM Jul 24 2015 |

majiaoqin

majiaoqin

China

there are many narrow minded people in the world. Of course some of them nearby our side. They always don’t listen to others and never change their minds. I talk to them but never argue with them,because I know there’s no end.

S&W

S&W

China

Narrow-minded people are everywhere and some of them treat themself as wise man no chance to accept other peoples oppinion.I often stay away with those people the reason is they are easy to get angry with people have different views with them.Argument and squirals happens a lot and i hate both of them.

09:30 PM Jul 23 2015 |

Temulen

Mongolia

old people say that I used to be a narrow-minded when I was child. as far as Im concerned, being narrow-minded has bad or good aspect

02:41 PM Jul 23 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I know a lot of people in my life who are incredibly narrow-minded. I’m trying to live with that and avoid arguing with them becuase bebating with such people costs me my sanity and just diturbs my piece of mind.

02:05 PM Jul 23 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Seiyf, it would be like nothing:) The wife is speechless, in trance, in shock.. :)
And then after coming around, she will go, ‘honey, you don’t need to worry about it’

01:33 PM Jul 23 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Ola, 


do you know her answer to him? 


))

01:15 PM Jul 23 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

:)

NavidArash

NavidArash

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Once upon a time long ago, four people found a gold coin in a street. They didn’t know each other’s languages.


The first was a Persian and he said, “With this money I will buy some angur!”


The second was an Arab and she said, “No, you can’t because I want to buy inab!”


The third was a Turk and he said, “I don’t want inab, I want uzum!”


The fourth was a Greek and she said, “I don’t want what any of you want, I want to buy stafil!”


Since they did not know what lay behind the names of things, the four started to fight. They didn’t know that they all wanted to buy same thing and it was grape, they used different words for the same thing. and they fall into a fight over a misunderstanding. Until a wise man who could understand their languages turned up and took their coin and handed them some grape.



This story is from Jalaludin Rumi’s Mathnavi

NavidArash

NavidArash

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes indeed, in my life I encountered people who was trying to persuade me that I am completely wrong then they tried to convince me to follow their so called ultimate and superior beliefs and ideas, and claimed that this is the only way to go” (especially this often happened to me by school stuffs such as my teachers and my principals).


When two different fractions into the same religion can’t get along very well and always have tendency to insulting or going into war with each other then let alone talking about compromising between different religions or even between atheists and believers. And after all God is superior than any beliefs and faiths.


In history narrow-mindness caused many wars and battles and took many lives, in my opinion we have gone through a lot so far and now it’s time to stop going the same way that our ancestors used to go. 


I’d like to put a story about narrow-mindness in the next post.

12:06 PM Jul 23 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

the most narrow-minded  must be heart )))) never listen to others ))

Dmitry_AS

Dmitry_AS

Russian Federation

My aged parents are narrow-minded. They did not be such earlier…

09:30 AM Jul 23 2015 |

Naveen Singh Shahi

India

Those who are narrow-minded person cannot run the society.



If Trees were narrow-minded We would not be alive.

08:13 AM Jul 23 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



I know one or two people who are pretty narrow-minded. Talking to them is difficult because they adamantly hold on to their beliefs or opinions and turn a deaf ear to others’ views on a subject. 


I wish we had ear openers like the bottle and tin openers we have, so that we could open up their ears and make them listen to other people’s suggestions too. 



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