It is often said that to be more creative we need to “think outside of the box”, but what is the box? Imagine actually living in a box, and knowing the outside world only through the pictures and descriptions written on those four walls. Even the best pictures and most accurate descriptions couldn't provide a true picture of the world outside.
This metaphor is a great one for understanding how limited our thinking can be, and it suggests an obvious solution as well. The further “outside of the box” you can imagine, the more creative your ideas become.
Last edited by Amigos4; 16-Mar-2008 at 00:30.
Reason: added a word for clarification