Dixie Darr

In creativity, Learning, spirituality on June 19, 2007 at 9:35 am

Building Boxes

“I don’t feel alive unless I’m learning, moving, changing, growing.”

Eric McDougall

Thinking outside the box is one of those clichés that has been overused to the point where it has lost all its meaning. Now author Harry Beckwith says that we should forget about thinking outside the box because it’s just too hard. Instead, he suggests, we should push out the edges of our normal way of looking at things and grow our box.

“If you read Vanity Fair, read In-Fisherman. If you read Tattoo, pick up an Architectural Digest. If you read People, scan The New Yorker. If you attend the theater, catch a NASCAR race (not least of all, because of its immense appeal). If you’d never dream of watching ballet, listening to bluegrass, or going to a county fair, go.

Tinker with your box. Buy an orange sport coat and a pair of red suede shoes; see what changes. Grow a bigger box.”

© Copyright 2007 Dixie Darr. All rights reserved

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