Over time we can get very comfortable in our ways. We do things as they’ve always been done. In this state, sometimes we can find ourselves constraining new ideas or stifling new possibilities as they come to us.
Language is powerful. It’s super interesting to discern viewpoints based on language used. We make value statements all the time. Depending on how we view something, we’ll describe it differently. This is just as true in software and software dev as anything.
When we are exposed to a new thing, we might not at first see its full grandeur. After a bit of context and perspective, our appreciation for that thing may increase substantially.
Ideas happen all the time. Statistically, we’ll hear some bad ones. At least we think they’re bad. How can we best hear and react to these bad ideas?