posted on May, 4 2005 @ 09:04 PM
Thanks for taking a moment. I'm here for the same reasons you are, to learn what I don't know and teach what I do. I beg you for your input, and
thank you for your time.
-- So, the question I guess I'm asking, or asking yourself to ask is:
What does it mean to think outside the box?
To me earlier today I asked myself what process would one have to go through to "Think outside the box?". This is where my search led me:
1) Thinking outside the box, requires you to acknowledge the box.
2) To acknowledge the box, you must know the box.
3) To know the box, you must have empathy for it.
4) To have empathy for the box, you have to see through the eyes of the
box, and percieve the ideas and thoughts therein.
5) Contimplate how things are viewed inside the box.
6) If it's time for you to step outside the box, deny the empathy and know your true self, not the facade/face you wear when observing the world from
within the box.
7)Perhaps that is the irony of life, the life you're born into, the idea of living your life through the eyes of others because empathy/apathy
requires you to do so. To spend life thinking like everyone in the box, because empathy requires it. When you literally die there is no more need to
wear the faces/masks/identities we hide behind, there is no more need for them and you can let it fall away then what's left is who you truly are,
and for the first time you are outside the box.
"To whose standards do you judge yourself?"
"I can neither make you want to ask the question, nor can I make you seek the answer. Fortunatley, someone else already has."
What do you think? I'm going home for the evening and will check this thread tomorrow. Thanks guys. Jake1997, you know your input is always
desired. Your insight is inspirational.
I'm 33 years old and can still do this:
To bad it makes me feel like this guy on the left::bash:
[edit on 4/5/05 by Esoteric Teacher]