I found the below words on a piece of paper in my collection of pieces of paper. I cannot tell if this is an original thought or copied. I usually noted the source of anything that I write down, because I do not want to end up in jail for plagiarism. That said, it seems a bit too profound to have come from my simple mind.
A closed mind is like a treadmill, always following the same fixed round. It never seeks something better.
A closed mind requires the ability to ignore new impulses and to adapt.
An open mind is like a maze, forcing one to find the best way. One even makes wrong choices or hits dead ends along the way.
An open mind requires the ability to try again, to admit mistakes, and to unlearn.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.