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Breaking down doors

Got to read a column from an 84-year old woman, who do mostly pop culture articles. At her age, age doesn't matter for this "wisened" lady.

In that article she compared her aha! moments, and circumstances of finding great ideas, to breaking down doors. She just doesn't knocks on them, she makes sure that she breaks them. In that way, innovative ways are created. She complained that she had gotten "contusions" and "concussions" whenever she does that. It doesn't matter, she doesn't care, so long that her uniqueness and individuality are manifested and she gets to show 'em.

It no longer is about knocking on doors. We got to smash closed doors, very hard. To break free; to claim our authentic selves; and cleanse ourselves of old ways; and to view things and persons in different ways.

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cheri wrote on January 24, 2016, 9:52 PM

I can see your point. This is really a good way to be more creative.

morilla wrote on January 25, 2016, 2:52 AM

You can always blast your way through even the most resolutely constructed door. However, you are likely to find an unwelcoming audience on the other side if you do. On the other hand, if you can get the 'other side' to open the door , once inside, it becomes easier to either lock them open, remove the hinges, or, at least, keep the option of having it open. It all depends on circumstances where 'kicking in the doors' can be just as bad (and even worse in some ways) as simply accepting that they are closed.

vanGogh wrote on January 25, 2016, 3:15 AM

guess for most part, it's our preconceived biases we made as our doors (and walls) that need to be hammered down; i observed that when your primary purpose is to understand (and learn) and not to dominate (and control), the other side comes out more welcoming. I agree, in other times, the other side won't let you in; guess it's time to budge another door