Sunday, April 6, 2014
In Trying Times of Turbulence & Trauma
In These Trying Times of Turbulence & Trauma
Think Out of the Box?
It doesn’t have much value if it’s an individual deal,
I don’t think. Collaborative Think Out of the Box Genius
as opposed to Individual Think Out of the Box Genius.
There’s a difference that makes a difference.
And is it possible that thinking-out-of-the-box is the
real topic, content. & subject matter—and not sustainability
or environmental warming or illegal immigrations or
institutional budgetary concerns or dearth of wood thrush?
Thinking about thinking, in other words, and not about
this or that, not that three doesn’t have to be some token
this or that to carry (but not occlude) the thinking about
It’s a principle of mine that it’s impossible to think out of
the box and that acknowledging that impossibility makes
it possible. Is THAT-right-there thinking out of the box
right there? I think so.
(Thinking outside the box is not for everyone!
But you may not be for everyone too..)
Thinking about how we think as opposed to just thinking
about this or that: thinking about the conditions, the
environment-for-thinking is out-of-the-box thinking
right there. Frame Discourse it’s sometimes called.
Environ mentalism. We have to talk about how we’re
going to talk about these nitty gritty matters—institutional
sustainability etc. Institutional Resilience etc.
Name it. We can think about how we’re
thinking about it. That’s out of the
box. Try it. We’ll see how out
of the box it is.