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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.


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Hello, and welcome to reposted. In the next few moments we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by. All the way for moon unit. Zappa's dad, we have a quote today from Frank Zappa. He says, a mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work. If it's not open. I read this, I think he's probably talking about drugs. But this made me think of something that happened to me recently, I'm redoing my kitchen, and I went to Home Depot, and on the drive over, I was like, we're not going to be able to find the person, they're not going to be good. And I went in with a total closed mind. The guy that we worked with at Home Depot was awesome, he was very helpful. And it kind of got me thinking that if you go in with low expectations, or have closed mind about something, the only thing that can happen is you can be confirmed and you'll be more upset. So like, go into things with an open mind more often, or giving people the benefit of the doubt, to make yourself happier.


Larry

Um, first off your favorite Frank Zappa song.


Andrew

It's a rock around the clock.


Larry

No, it's G spot, tornado.


Andrew

Oh, he is. That's pretty good. Frank Zappa is a I'm not into his music, but he's a musical genius.


Larry

You know, and, and you said that he was, he probably did a lot of drugs to expand his mind. And the person that I was thinking of when I read this was Steve Jobs, he famously took LSD, and maybe we don't have the iPhone, if he doesn't go on this acid trip, to kind of figure out the next generation of whatever it is. And so there's that I actually kind of Google this, that your brain only uses 10% of its functionality, which is a complete myth, that's not true. Our brain does use most of it 99% all the time the neurons are working through there. And it's amazing thing. And if you actually used it, like, if you didn't close it off, you didn't say like, the guy at Home Depot is gonna suck, have you said, you know, what, there might be some great possibilities, then you're weighing your brain has the full capacity to actually work and do whatever it is that you might think you want to do.


Andrew

Yeah, we use our past to go ahead and say, Well, this happened to me before. So it's going to happen again. And I mean, it applies to so many different things with like trusting people or trusting your friends. I don't know I just to me, I read this. And I was like, this just happened to me. And it's a good reminder to, the only positive that could have come out of that was, he would have confirmed that I didn't want to go there. And that was just wrong.


Larry

You know, the other part of this that I like to that you can't see if your parachute is working, unless you jump out of the plane or off a building. That's the only I mean, you It looks like it's packed in is working until you jump go like no, it actually works. So you have to you have to be doing something to make sure the parrot work


Andrew

parachutes. True. And I guess to pivot a little bit, one of my favorite quotes about acting or trying a new venture, I don't know who this is credited to it's leap, and the net shall appear, which is jump out of the plane, and the parachute will work. Like at some point, you have to take that step to start doing something.


Larry

Well, the only thing I'm gonna push back on that idea that I just kind of came up with, is that, do you get good ideas while you're jumping out of a plane? I mean, I know that seems kind of silly. But my experience, I've only gone skydiving once and I jumped out of the plane. And there was just so many things coming at me. Like I was falling, the wind was blowing in my face, I was scared. There was just too many emotions to like, do anything. So sometimes when you jump out of like, can you actually get an idea? After you jump out of a plane? sort of say?


Andrew

Yes, I think you definitely can't. But what I think would go to your point is that you might not get the best idea if you make the decisions when you're jumping on a plane, like you're gonna come up with an idea. But are you going to come up with a better idea than if you took your time and planned ahead? Like, if something's in motion, and you set a deadline or whatever, you're going to be able to react and you'll be able to make it work out? I mean, or you'll fail, but there there's something of, of planning and never starting. And then the other end of starting and figuring it out. I think you need to be somewhere in between. and I'm not.


Larry

I for me, one of the main things that I always come back to it comes from our favorite British freestyle rapper that we had on the show with Chris Yeah, if you just free your mind, and sit still, ideas will come like it was amazing seeing him be able to rap freestyle. And he's like anybody can learn it. If you just quiet your mind. Your mind will will ping ideas and that's put the parachute out and let you mind paying ideas? Yeah, open your mind and it'll it'll all work out.


Andrew

I guess, sort of, maybe I think my biggest takeaway from what I'm putting out in the world is if if you go with a preconceived notion that's negative, like you're only hurting yourself. I mean, I guess you have to protect yourself but like, be open to things working out because some a lot of times I'm not


Larry

if you are Oscar the Grouch, you become Oscar the Grouch? Is that what you're saying?


Andrew

Yeah, and if you're a cookie monster, you become a Chips Ahoy.


Andrew

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