Thinking Outside The
According to Wikipedia,
I quote: “it is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new
perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking. The term is thought to
derive from management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s challenging their clients to
can also be found commonly in dance, as encouragement to move creatively, beyond simple,
geometric box steps and their basic variations, to literally step outside the box into more
complex patterns of expression” end of quote.
For me, to think outside the box means to think as oneself and not like anybody else.
Do you remember the last time you have thought for yourself?
Do you always think outside the box?
What is your definition of thinking outside the box?
Do you accept that it is easy to think outside the box?
Would you rather not think for yourself?
How much would you sell your freedom to think outside the box?
Do you accept that those who always think outside the box are rebels?
What are the advantages of thinking outside the box?
Those are some the questions that will help one to begin thinking outside the box.
Indeed, as a child, we are naturally program to think like our parents because they are
our first teacher. It is always a good thing to learn. As we begin to learn more, we
often forget to think outside the box. Instead of using the knowledge that one has
gained from those teaching to free one's ability to think for oneself, one begins to
think like the teachers.
Apart from our parents, we also learn from our brothers, sisters or family as a whole.
We also learn form our teachers in schools, universities and training fields. And our
way of thinking often reflects those teaching. Moreover, other things such the TV,
internet, society, group, events, leaders, religion, spouses, advertisements and friends
also impact our freedom of thinking outside the box.
Now the question is have we all being brain washed to a certain degree?
Have we transferred our right to think outside the box?
Have we substituted the skill to think outside box for something else?
Or are you blaming the teachers instead of yourself?
How much of your freedom to think for yourself have you already transferred?
Do you accept that we have all being brain washed?
Have you stop somebody to think outside the box?
Or do you always work against the freedom to think outside the box?
How much money have you being paid to stop the freedom of thinking outside
The quickest way to lose one's ability to think outside the box is to see oneself
like somebody else. That is usually the case when one sees oneself as a group
instead of an independent or
self-dependent member of a group, society, class, community, pride or clan. For
example, one is a member of a group that has its own values and belief. Remember
that one is oneself before being a member. Moreover, one also has one's own values
or belief that may be different from the group's. Though, there is nothing wrong of
being a member, it is terrible that one substitutes one's values for the group's and
Yes as a team player, one can sometime give precedence to the group's values.
However, that does not mean that one can not still think for oneself. In fact, the only
real freedom one has is to think for oneself or outside the box. One should never
Two types of people: leaders and followers
Two types of followers: free followers and suppressed followers.
Are you a leader?
Are you a follower?
Alright, what type of follower are you?
Are you a free or suppressed follower?
Remember, to think outside the box, one must be either a leader or a free follower.