A story by Jack Booman on the blog of Daniel Levis states,
“It’s from the book by Edward DeBono, Serious Creativity. In it, DeBono talks about the patterns our brains tend to follow in order to simplify our lives. ‘At the beginning, we’re moving along an EXPECTED pathway. For instance, let’s say your mind is heading toward a conclusion… like going from point A to point B in this little chart. But something happens along the way. Suddenly, and unexpectedly, you’re at point C! At first you don’t know what happened, but it’s precisely this phenomenon of asymmetry which gives rise to both humor and creativity. It is this sudden shift in perception that initially throws us off balance, but then just as quickly, makes sense again. And here’s the takeaway.
There’s a little dose of PLEASURE in arriving unexpectedly at point C!
Most people don’t really WANT to be going down the expected track in the first place! They may say they want to.They may live their lives like they want to… by choosing boredom and drudgery. But deep down, they LOVE the unexpected, the new, and the unusual.