Because we have to allow ourselves to think beyond just what we see in front of us from time to time…and I’m not just saying that because I’m a designer. Anyone can adapt this thinking in everyday life. Makes things exciting, and unconventional and using your imagination has no limits. People from Cape Town, especially our unique Cape Coloured neighbours are all about imagination and creativity. I mean we literally have our own “made up” unique language and if you ever in need of inspirational, just open your eyes and take a look around. There’s always something weird and wonderful happening in this city…I guess that’s what makes it special and what I’ve learnt living here is that having a stagnant schedule is not the most fulfilling of lifestyles. To quote Einsten:
“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand”.
To be able to live out of the box takes initiative and a willingness to explore what’s around you on a different level that’s special to you. So next time you have a crazy thought (and I don’t mean crazy in a “let’s go burn something down” crazy) go with it, embrace it and allow it to alter your regular way of living in a good way.