Do you Really Think Outside the Box? Can you define it?

Morning folks!!

'It's not so bad now and the storm won't be terrible.' Does that mean the captain of a ship does not have life
preservers on board, life rafts and an evacuation plan?

'The sky is clear and the sun is shining.' Does that mean the captain does not check the
weather forecast?

'Some are predicting it will miss us completely.' Does that mean that you
don't continue to check the weather forecast?

'My ship is in great shape and I am not worried.' Does that mean the captain does not need a crew? Does it mean something can't fail at a critical time? Does it mean the captain should not be prepared for as many pitfalls as possible. Does it mean he should carry no spare parts or emergency flares?

The point is nobody is smart enough to predict how bad things will get with
any certainty or even if they will get that bad. So you have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. It's
your job. Stick your tongue out to that tornado heading your way. But if it
injures a loved one do you think your attitude may change?

I have 2 motorcycle helmets at home. I have no motorcycle. Everyone laughs at me. But they can
laugh. I am prepared. I know when a tornado strikes or during a hurricane that the #1 cause of death
is head injury. Do you think I am going to apologize for being prepared?
Laughter comes with the territory. They laughed much harder when I announced I
had bought 18 domains at $100 a pop. They must have laughed their asses off when
the first guy started carrying a spare tire with his brand new car.
I am building a new house. It has a 'Safe Room.' Better to have one when the house is built than wishing for one when you need it. It doesn't require much money. It requires preparation and forethought. I hope I never have to use it. But I learned long ago in life that hoping and crossing ones fingers doesn't have much power.

So being ahead of the masses comes with ridicule. But who cares, that
ridicule comes from the masses and that is why they stay the masses. You can't
think out of the box when your entire life is being a prisoner inside that box.
Conform with others. Welcome to the box. Don't make waves. Welcome to the box.
Don't do this and don't do that because someone may think this or may think
that. Welcome to the box. Cave into peer pressure. Welcome to the box.

Want to be successful? Learn to use your middle finger when you hear the
BS. Learn to tune it out. Learn to feel sorry for those that are trapped. Take
the ridicule as fuel. Take the laughter as incentive. Take the sneers as a badge
of success. Just don't ever conform to their standards or you too will be
trapped. The gravitational pull of the box is so strong, it is a full time job
just to stay free of that orbit. I'll close with this: 'It's never right to do
wrong and it is never wrong to do right' or is it an 'Eye for an eye?' One of them says, 'Welcome to the box.'

Have a GREAT Day!
Rick Schwartz

5 thoughts on “Do you Really Think Outside the Box? Can you define it?

  1. Scott Alliy

    This post reminds me of the great poem by Robert Frost (see text below)
    Having reached some measure of success in my own life by being totally different even considered weird by many yet priding myself for being an achiever and outside the box thinker I could not agree more that you alone should make your own choices regarding your life.
    I would add that you should pray for, try to enlighten those whom will listen but at the end of the day you should not allow yourself to be negatively affected by the masses, most imprisoned by their own unwillingness to break free for fear of what others may think.
    Follow your heart, your spirt, your intuitition and leave the masses of clones to their own fate
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth
    Then took the other as just as fair
    And having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same
    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
    I doubted if I should ever come back
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence
    Two roads diverged in a wood
    And I took the one less traveled by
    And that has made all the difference
    Robert Frost

  2. Danny Pryor

    I’m LMAO – Great Post. In order for people to think outside the box, they have to know there IS a box, and not just one. Then they have to learn what’s INSIDE the box. Great story about the helmets.

  3. M. Menius

    “Learn to use your middle finger when you hear the BS”
    LOL – Statements like this have a lot of truth underneath the humor. As an anti-naysayer and an expert BS detective, my finger stays extended at least 6 hours per day.

  4. Kristoff

    If history has taught us anything, it’s that those who are willing to see what most can’t,
    …say what most won’t,
    …and do what most don’t,
    have achieved what most never will.


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