How do you think outside of the box ?

@alokn99 (5717)
India
February 21, 2009 3:32am CST
We mostly assume this to be creative and open minded in our thinking.At the same time how well do we understand the "box" ? If the box is built out of our preconcieved ideas and assumptions, in what ways do you go about breaking away from them ? And what helps or stimulates you to think creatively and differently ?
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@katsalot1 (1619)
21 Feb 09
If you have a problem to solve, you set about it by considering the options that you have heard before, which quite often will work, but sometimes you can think of it in a way that most people wouldn't think of. It's a matter of looking at something from a different angle. I'm trying to think of an example ...I've got one. A while ago, I wanted room to store some things in, but had no available cupboard, so I thought of getting a wooden box, but then thought well if I get a box where would I put it without blocking a doorway or cupboard door? At this point I could have given up on the idea, but then I thought, I'll put some wheels on the box, so that it can be easily moved - works perfectly. I know this doesn't solve everything, but it's easy to give up on an idea if you don't think of it from every possible angle.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
22 Feb 09
It does not solve everything, but certainly makes things a lot simpler. The wheels idea was great and thanks for sharing this.