Having an open mind is great, if you're talking about the idea of being open to new experiences, people and places.
But for some people, open minded seems to be a euphemism for having no fucking clue.
If you are an adult, you should have opinions on shit. You should not be able to enter a voting booth unsure of where you stand on critical issues.
What do I think about abortion? I don't know, I'm trying to keep an open mind about it.
Translation? I'm a spineless twit who is afraid to actually commit to anything.
What do I think of the war in Afghanistan? Not sure. I don't feel like I have all the facts.
Translation? I'm a lazy twit who doesn't want to spend the time to actually find out the facts.
What do I think about healthcare? Well, I don't really have a point of view, I just know I want my care to stay the same.
Translation? I'm a selfish twit and I can't be bothered to care about anyone else.
So, next time you hear someone bragging about how open minded they are? Ask them why they are so proud of being a twit.