Timeout – the secret of human flying

“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

In Douglas Adams’ classic, five-part Hitchhikers Guide ‘trilogy’, he inadvertently reveals the most important aspect of insightful thinking. And he does this through alien Ford Prefect’s prescription for flying. And this aspect – which also just happens to be the secret of insight – is timeout.

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