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Do You Think Outside the Box?

Posted by C Moon on December 7, 2007

Are your thoughts limited by your perceptual set? Do you think outside the box? Most people fail to do so. You can try a short test to find out whether “you” belong to the failing majority.

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TIME FLIES I CANT THEYRE TOO FAST

You can put punctuation marks and apostrophes to make the line work, e.g., you can insert an apostrophe between CAN and T to make it “can’t” and a period after FAST to conclude the sentence. Well, take some time, maybe about 10 minutes.

And now, here comes the answer. “TIME FLIES. I CAN’T. THEY’RE TOO FAST.” Well, though the sentence may be correct, check the details here. The common mistake that people make is to assume TIME as the subject. But isn’t it weird, considering THEY is a plural? In this sentence, TIME is the verb. This is a little twist, considering that normally we think the verb has to come after the subject.

If you want to learn the psychology behind this simple test, check out this posting 🙂

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Photo Credits: “Thinking Outside the Box” by Daniel Imfeld on Flickr

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