Out of the box

There’s this Dutch word ‘eigenwijs’ which is hard to translate in English. It’s literally translated as ‘own wisdom’, but that doesn’t say much. Google Translate isn’t much of a help either, it translates it as ‘stubborn’. Factually, it’s the positive side of being stubborn. I’m like that. I’m stubborn, and make sure everybody profits from that.
I don’t play by the rules and am not fond of conformity. I’m fond of respect, cooperation and value. Therefore I pursue lines of thought and action that get me there, and those happen to be in an area which others describe as ‘out of the box’. There’s no box really, there’s just conformity, understanding and action. I let the first one drop if it’s not serving the latter two.