It can be easy to criticize what is new and unusual. There's something to be said for sticking with the tried and trusted, what is known and comfortable. Life can be predictable and safe.
There can equally be something exciting about embracing the new, the less traditional, the unusual. We can start to question some of our own ideas, beliefs and even values when we are prepared to notice and be open to new things.
This could be artworks or music. It could be a willingness to try out new technology, to keep up with the latest products and applications on our phones and computers.
It's not always easy to embrace the new. It can leave us feeling uncomfortable, incompetent or out of touch. We might respond to this by becoming more definite about our current situation, our current belief systems. We might not be prepared to listen or hear what others are trying to show us.
Or we can put ourselves out on a limb, baring ourselves in ways that we might not normally do. Allow ourselves to be open, influenced by others, see things in a new way.
Perhaps real growth can only happen when we are open to change, open to questioning our old tried and true ways, open to seeing life from a new perspective. Then we can really make decisions about what will be best for us.