November 30, 2005
Crack the Case!!!!!!!!
How does the unsolved challenge us to step out of our comfort zone/protective bubble and face our fears to "crack the case?"
-Rachel and Robin :-)
Posted by at November 30, 2005 2:19 PM | The Curious Incident
In some cases, I think people feel the need to solve something, and it overpowers their fears. We see this quite often in the media, with television shows and movies with this plot line. The detective can be a child, like Christopher, a parent, an interested party, etc. They all seem to want to badly to â€œcrack the caseâ€? that their fear almost becomes not knowing what happened. This allows them to overcome many frightening circumstances. I have never dealt with this personally, but I hope that if the situation arises, I will be able to step outside of my comfort zone.
Posted by: Sandy Briscoe at November 30, 2005 2:26 PM
I think that everyone loves challenges and even though some challenges are out of our confort zones we are willing to take the risk and experience new things. For example, I was afraid of going to college because I didn't think that I would make it and that it would be a whole new world. I came to college because I knew that I wanted to do something with my life and I had to go to college to do so. Even though it was out of my confort zone I had to do it. By having an unsolved challenge people feel like they have to solve it or else it will drive them crazy. Because it will drive them crazy they are willing to go further then they normaly would. Everyone has a confort zone but we often breech it because of a new mystery or challenge
Posted by: Kimberly at November 30, 2005 2:27 PM
I think facing the unknown is scary, not because of any sort of true physical danger, but because it is through the unknown that we discover ourselves. We're scared to test the limits because in facing the unknown, our own selves will be more fully revealed. In Christopher's normal life, there is routine. He knows what to expect, he knows how to handle each situation because he's been forced to do so in the past. It is when he has to step out into the unknown, into the realm of the undone, that he truly grows and develops as a person. Although probably less drastic for each of us, the same rules apply. When we step out of our routines, when we stretch out in curiosity to meet the unknown, we're meeting the unknown inside ourselves.
Posted by: Randi at December 6, 2005 3:29 PM