There’s always another way to look at things.
This observation doesn’t mean, however, that the conventional and traditional ways are wrongheaded, silly, and meaningless.
An alternative isn’t always the same as an antithesis.
Critical thinking is the ability to entertain new possibilities without arbitrarily closing our minds to what remains useful in our previously held perspectives.
The other way doesn’t become the opposite of the older way until we treat it as if it’s the only way.