People tend to classify and place things in designated buckets.
Are you a Jazz fan or not?
Are you proficient at typing or not?
Can you speak German or not?
The problem is that we work overtime to mash-up and stretch people/causes/ideas into a bucket that won’t fit.
“It looks like this one thing from this one time, but I just can’t seem to put my finger on it.”
Familiar? Maybe. But radical, new, innovative ideas might be too big for us to designate them.
Perhaps, the best thing we could when we don’t understand something is to wait and see what it turns into first before making any assumptions.