Openness in government is healthy—transparency supports government accountability, and enables citizens to better understand and change the policies under which they live. Open education, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs), broadens access to learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems. Open access journals provide peer-reviewed research online, free of charge, and usually without copyright and licensing restrictions.
On a personal level, openness is your self-disclosure—of personal information, values, and emotions. Make it your habit to exhibit a smile, make eye contact, and extend warm greetings—there is no need to be guarded. However, be careful in divulging personal data that others may exploit for gain.
Your openness enables you to assist others. Welcome and be receptive to those who need you.