To this end, there are at least three things that bear mentioning for me to keep in mind as I approach each situation:
- Even if something doesn't fit my fancy, doesn't mean that it is not a wonderful resource or opportunity or blessing for others. In many cases, the needs and opinions of the many, far outweigh the needs and opinions of the few (or the one).
- Something that at first glance seems suspicious or worrisome might actually be the best possible alternative among the available options. In some sense, the lesser of the evils that could lead to the great good.
- My instincts might just be wrong about someone or something, and I might come to a different opinion after some reasoned consideration.