Ep#56 | What is this thing: The Story of Boxes?
Have you ever heard someone say “Men are like this” or “Women are like that” Or the latest “Millennials think this way” That’s putting people into Boxes, and it immediately limits them to their Box. What if you’re a woman, and collaboration isn't your style? Or a man and all you want to do is care and collaborate? Or you’re a Millennial and you don’t live on your phone? And the list goes on and on… Putting people into boxes limit us all in terms of who we are and what we can become.
The Story of Boxes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly shines a light on our mental habit of thinking in “boxes” – the authors’ lucid metaphor for the generalisations, classifications, and stereotypes that shape our thoughts and, ultimately, our lives. We are living in turbulent times. Conflict and social unrest seem to be everywhere, and rapid technological changes are only adding to the cultural upheavals. Uncertainty – about the future, about ourselves – looms large in the collective consciousness of humanity. But is there a realistic path towards liberation, peace, and happiness for us all? Yes, there is – according to the authors of The Story of Boxes. The issue is that we all have a tendency to think in boxes – mentally placing people, ideas, and even objects (like underpants!) into rigid categories. Some of these categories – or “boxes” – are good. They are a source of joy and comfort. Others are bad – responsible for creating immense pain, isolation, and division in the world. And others? They’re just plain ugly! Once you become aware of the boxes that rule your personal life, the authors say, you can break out of box-based thinking and live a life that’s freer and happier. You are no longer caged in by the walls of mental boxes.
By investigating our unconscious and conscious boxes – and sharing inspirational stories and easy-to-grasp examples – this always cogent, sometimes funny book gives you a new way of thinking about reality. The book explores some of humanity’s most salient and enduring boxes, including gender, race, sexuality, religion, and class – and gives you a key to unlock the boxes in your own mind. The Story Of Boxes, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - The Secret to Human Liberation, Peace and Happiness by Rúna Magnúsdóttir and Nicholas Haines is a new way of looking at the world, explains what limits us as human beings, and sets us on a path to be and love who we truly are
This episode is different for sure - perhaps even a bit of an OUT-OF-THE-BOX episode as Rúna and Nick are brainstorming for how they should actually market their upcoming book: The Story of Boxes, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Should they market their book like ‘everybody’ else is doing it?
Should they look deep into strategies that have worked magic… for others?
Or should they find their own way?
Find out - in this very special episode, dedicated to the launch of their book.
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