“That’s Weird”

This simple phrase places a prompt negative value judgement on another’s ideas or actions.

Calling something “weird” could have two unintended consequences:

  1. It could deter someone from an activity that he or she might enjoy
  2. It could prohibit you from trying an activity that you might otherwise enjoy.

Approaching something foreign with curiosity, instead of judgement, avoids both these responses and allows for more enjoyment from both parties.

As mentioned in Good or Bad, language has a powerful influence in how we view the world.

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