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THINK (-OUTSIDE) WITHOUT THAT FREAKIN’ BOX

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“Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and  thinking what nobody has thought.”
—Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986)     Hungarian physiologist
Here's a post that focuses on the value of thinking outside without the freakin' box: List all the ways that these words relate: Sand, Hand, And, Wand, Land Yes, there is the obvious—all the word contain the word ‘and.’ What else? Here’s a hint: Stack the words differently. Sand Hand And Wand Land
Notice anything? No? Here’s another hint: Your grandma wears one. Get it yet? No? Okay then, let’s copy the first letter of each word and see what we have.
S – H – A – W – L             Since childhood, you’ve been taught to recognize patterns. Our brains look for patterns. You’ve been programmed to think in patterns. It’s therefore understandable that when you looked at the words above, you immediately recognized the apparent relationships among them. The ‘and’ word stood out and eclipsed all else. The solution was solved, your brain…