Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whose Box?

Do you ever suspect that when some people insist that you should "think outside the box" what they really mean is that they want you to start thinking inside their box?

3 comments:

Sydney said...

Nope - they are calling you out of your small box and into a bigger one!

Matt Gunter said...

Sydney,

I know that is what they claim to be doing. No doubt they all mean it that way. And, indeed, it might be true in some cases. But, often enough, it appears to be as I suspect -- an insistance that others trade what someone perceives to be a box for what is really just another box though one more appealing to the one claiming they are "thinking outside the box."

aredstatemystic said...

Yes. All the time. I find their "bigger box" horribly restrictive and usually of a Nixon-era vintage . . .