John Cage, the composer, was once asked what advice he would have for people. He said: “Get out of whatever cage you are in.” Apart from this being a clever spin on his own name, it’s really a very profound bit of advice. So we need to sometimes ask: What cage am I in? What can I do to get out of it?
I created ProxThink to help with getting-out-of-cages situations, among others. To explore them, and help generate alternatives. ProxThink cannot help every situation, and that fact is even built into it, with the Limits of One ProxPattern (join ProxThink to find out more).