We create standards to have consistency or sameness.
They can be really helpful. They assist us in grading eggs, knowing how to greet the Queen of England and buying shoes. What happens when we standardize our ideas around love, acceptance, and freedom? We make rigid what is actually alive.
Some words are beyond standardization. The essence or life of some words require us to constantly grow our understanding, our experience and our definition.
When Standards Need to Fail
What words or standards are requiring you to redefine them?