Constructing Thoughts:  Overton Window; Morrison Door; Basic Box (August 19, 2019)

. . .

K          “Triple pane?”

J          “A better argon seal?”

. . .

K          “That assumes that one has an incentive to think clearly.”

J          “There is that.  That is there.”

. . .

K          “If you want to market an old idea, concoct a new name.  Why not enlist the name tag on your shirt and market yourself?”

J          “Comes down to marketing.  Everyone proclaims that they are ‘thinking outside the box’ while everyone is actually thrashing around inside their own self-imprisoning box.”

K          “If everyone thinks (s)he is thinking outside the box, is the only person thinking outside the box the person who is thinking inside the box?”

J          “So those who are thinking inside the window are really just thinking inside the box.  Only those who look outside around the window itself can see the outside that is outside the window.”

K          “Genius is two things.  It is simple.  It is obvious.  It is in the box?” 

J          “The window sounds like another form over substance pseudo-intellectual gimmick.  What do I know.”

. . .

J          “Designing and constructing our intellectual house is an on-the-job task.  What about adding the Morrison Door to open one’s perceptions?”

K          “Triple hinges?”

J          “A better sill seal?”

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[See the e-commentary at “The ‘I’ Gene; The ‘We’ Gene: Searching For The Genie In All Of Us (April 3, 2017)”, “The Power Of Small Thinking (March 12, 2018)”, “On Standards & Quality (July 20, 2015)” and “So Many Words, So Few Ideas (Sept. 21, 2009)”.]    

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Bumper stickers of the week:

I think I think

Think big!

I think big, therefore I am, I think

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”  Upton Sinclair

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