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The mythical land outside the box is occupied by people who think different. At the center of this land exists a set of nine pillars.
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To apply for citizenship here, one must touch all nine pillars only turning 3 times while walking. Many scoff at this task and go back inside the box to continue their lives in mediocrity. Those that manage to do this task are promoted to the upper ranks of their respective organizations and can dazzle people at team building events with their super powers.

The privileges of those citizens of outside the box land are quite clear:

The secret of the pillars is thus:

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|     X
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| /      \
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Following these mythical footsteps, one gains access to the world outside of the box. People are still wondering what the necessary steps to take that will allow them to get outside the cubicle though. None have ventured past the cylinder that contains the box that one is supposed to think outside of.

This exercise is actually used frequently in peace studies and conflict resolution workshops. It gets people to stop treading around the same old path they've been steering toward in terms of a solution and gets them to think about alternative answers for resolving conflict and approaching second track diplomacy in a new way.

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