"Closed-mindness is a disease that judgmental people suffer from. Closed-mindness is having no tolerance for anyones opinion or beliefs other than your own. It is caused by creating irrational boundaries in your mind of what is acceptable and what is not. The most common symptoms are a skewed perspective on life, caring too much about things that do not affect them, and ignorance that is sometimes followed by assumptions. Being close-minded denies the idea of inner beauty by only focusing on the exterior surface of others in comparison to their superficial false standards of what is adequate. They are blind to seeing the beauty in everything and everyone due to their lack of understanding that beauty is subjective (meaning that the definition of beautiful or handsome is undefinable and that it varies from one person to another.) And because of their presumptuous nature, they are so entirely convinced that their opinions are indeed facts that it leads them to feel compelled to verbally attack anyone who does not meet their standards or disagrees with them even if it is unnecessary and serves no purpose. But what they have always failed to ever consider is their own ugly behavior."
Helaine Tieu (via thealphea)