Think Outside the Box vs Intergalactic Thinking

in teammalaysia •  7 months ago 


I accidentally came across a unique book during my recent visit to Junk Bookstore (selling second-hand or used books in the historical section of Kuala Lumpur) entitled “The Do-It-Yourself LOBOTOMY” or DIYL (by Tom Monahan). The title was very intriguing… In fact, I was initially a bit confused with VASECTOMY, the DIY way?!

Well, I was right in certain way…. Surgical intervention of some sort, not involving the testicles (VASECTOMY), but the Brain (LOBOTOMY).

According to Wikipedia, Lobotomy is a form of psychosurgery, a neurosurgical treatment of a mental disorder that involves severing connections in the brain's prefrontal cortex.

This is indeed, very WOOO (Wisdom out of order)…. Wisdom from lack of structure, which is, in some way, the essence of the book.

Creativity does not come from linear thinking, but from random, structure-less approach, or more commonly called “Think Outside the Box”.

Why Think Outside the Box when you can think outside the Galaxy… This is where Intergalactic Thinking comes in.

"Outside the box is where the future will be created and where all solutions to all problems are found.

Intergalactic Thinking disengages your rational mind---that predictable, boring thought maker that tosses around the same data over and over again.

Simply going to seemingly unrelated galaxies of thought that have nothing to do with your home galaxy opens up whole new realms of creative possibilities.

Just focus on an unrelated piece of data and find a way to connect it to the problem. Don’t make it a drill in linear thinking. Don’t rely on logic.

Don’t resist ideas that seem crazy or stupid. Find the brilliance; there is brilliance in almost anything."

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lol - I'm not quite certain what to make of this. Still, I cannot help wonder if anyone did try to follow the instructions in this book.

Just goes to show - the SJW phenomenon is not recent, there have been crazies around throughout history.

  ·  7 months ago (edited)

Well.... as I mentioned, the book was bought in Junk Bookstore in the old sector of Kuala Lumpur which literally means "The confluence of two Muddy rivers" :D
Kuala Lumpur.jpg ... This the origin of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The book could turn into a collectors piece, so do not throw it away.

Anyway...'junk bookshop' is an oxymoron...whatever their condition, no books can be classified as junk

What you explained about the name of the city, I am amused. btw, in the pic, bottom left, is that a bridge going down into the water?


Collectors item....That was part of the reasons I bought the book.... btw what you saw in the picture, is the part of the reinforced river embankment, in an effort to turn the muddy river into River of Life!

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