HOW OFTEN ARE WE USING ‘WRONG’ OR ‘INCORRECT’ TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY JUST ‘DIFFERENT’?
When we encounter something that is different from what we’re used to, or perhaps a little unusual compared to common practice -how often do we have a tendency to say it’s ‘wrong’ or should be changed?
This could be how something is being handled, or someone’s appearance or their attitude or action, or how information is being communicated, or a method, or someone’s practice – and so on.
Sure, sometimes a change is warranted and necessary – if something is unsafe, or actually incorrect on a factual level and could be harmful.
But it could be that…
~ we don’t understand it and our default is to say it’s wrong.
~ we fear it because it is unfamiliar and we don’t know much about it.
~ we see it as outside of the norm (the norm with which we are familiar) and so we would prefer it be changed simply to help us feel more comfortable.
Inviting us all to notice where we might be able to soften our approach and judgment of things that are different or unfamiliar – perhaps seeking to understand them a little more. ❤
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