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5 Ways to Make the Familiar Strange

Posted in General, Illusion, Innovation, Kindergarten, Paradigm, Theatre, Unlearn Strategy

Monroe_EinsteinPhotoIllusion One method of unlearning is to make the familiar strange. It's not as paradoxical as it may seem. Here are simple five ways to do it:

1. Turn a familiar object upside down. Remember the opposite may also be true.

2. View an object from a different perspective. (Look at picture to the right. Now step back 20 feet. Do you see someone else? Is it strange or familiar?)

3. Use a different sense to explore an object. For example, try listening to a colleague instead of just "seeing" them.)

4. Ask a stranger what he or she finds strange about the object.

5. Try becoming uncomfortable in your own skin.

2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Make the Familiar Strange”

  1. Ravi says:

    Don’t drive to office like you always do, walk one day, grab your bike or a cab or better still hitch a ride and see.

  2. Jack Uldrich says:

    Great advice.

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