There is something to be gained from every moment in life. We hate irrelevance because we think it’s a waste of precious time, but things that are seemingly irrelevant can be great teachers. We might listen to how a colleague in another department does something and realise how applicable their methods might be to our own tasks. If we listen intently, we might see a side of a colleague we never knew was there.
~ Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind.