People have become so accustomed being in the herd so they don't bother to be creative. The fundamental idea is that to be creative you require challenging your own assumptions and looking at things from a fresh angle.
1) Can a parent or parents be a good role model by exhibiting and teaching their children to think outside the box and to be or not to be a part of the functional fixedness?
2) describe how does the story below describe this?
3) What are thoughts on this person's story and did they do a good job with describeing functional fixedness and stepping outside the box.
This is the story of the person's dilemma:
I had a dilemma regarding needing to go to the grocery store when I had my last son, many years ago. I did not have a car at the time and that made getting around somewhat difficult; as I didn't want to catch the bus with him or walk such a long distance. I waited for people to pick me up instead than 'think out of the box'. My son had a stroller and the walk would be good for both him and me; that was the answer to my problem. I had not considered using the bottom of his stroller to store the groceries till I was tired of waiting on people. It was my issue, not theirs. I was concerned regarding what people may state about me pushing my baby in his stroller, while placing my groceries underneath and possibly the loaf of bread on his lap. However, I did it anyway. I lost weight, he enjoyed the walk (well the ride), and the experience built my self-confidence; showing me how strong of a woman I am.