An open/expansive mind has far more ; and ? then any .
The ability to hold seeming contradictions is a sign of intellect and critical thinking. The inability to see perspectives beyond your own signify a closed mind. The ability to accept conflicting states of emotion – like being happy and sad – is the doorway to inner peace. Inner peace is the only true freedom we have.
Can you think someone is an ignorant pile of feces AND love them? Can you disagree fundamentally with everything another says AND still be respectful and kind? Can you feel someone is wrong and understand they have their own experiences that created their worldview? And it’s okay for everyone to be different? When someone is at peace with themselves, they have no one left to fight.
The less “or” , the more peace. The more peace, the more freedom.