matt grant

take what's useful

‘That doesn’t apply to me.’**‘They don’t know what they’re talking about.’

We can have a tendancy to jump to conclusions, to dismiss people and what they say without really thinking.

We’re never going to agree with absolutely everything somebody says or does. We’re never going to find everything they say relevant to our lives.

But that’s not the point.

We’re not trying to find situations where that is the case.

We can focus on finding things we do have in common. We can focus on using part of what they say and using it in our own way. We can ask whether there is any possible practical use or interpretation for it within our own context.

And if there is, why not use it in that manner?

We can take what’s useful and just leave everything else.