The word “unconventional”, when used in the pejorative, reveals more about the user of the word than the subject itself.
A lack of imagination can inflict a tremendous amount of damage. When we lack imagination, we tend to let fear, uncertainty, and doubt drive our decisionmaking and our responses. We allow ourselves the luxury of remaining still in our reasoning rather than moving toward a place of understanding and growth.
Rather than dismissing something out-of-hand simply because it lies outside the bounds of convention, turn a curious eye toward a single question: “Why is this unconventional?”
Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome. Maybe being more unconventional is what we really need.