At first thinking outside the box was a good idea. For too long we’d been confined by the box and its six walls, each of uniform height and width and equidistant in all directions. The box had, in its time, been useful, but outside we found our possibilities expanded. We thought next to the box and on top of the box. A few brave souls tried thinking under the box but they found themselves back inside the box.
Thinking outside the box opened us up to new distances, broader horizons, a landscape we hadn’t imagined and which, unlike the inside of the box, was constantly changing.
And yet as time passed a sense of unease came over some of us. We sensed there was something more. We could turn to face one way and there would be no box. We could turn to face another way, and still another, and there was still no box. But when we turned again there was the box.
We began to ask ourselves, could we go far enough away that there would be no box? Do we need the box at all? And so we went in search of things that had no part of the box.
In a money driven world we need the box to control each other. I thought about it.
Now I can’t stop thinking about what a depressing thought that is.
I like to think outside the sphere, Chris.
You have found the secret–thinking outside the sphere is the perfect way to shape your world.
I like to sit on top of the box and throw things at people. Profound.
If it’s a soapbox you can stand on it and yell at people. All the times I was in London I never did go to Hyde Park to see who was speaking. Or to get up on a box and speak myself. Now I need to go back.