Escape Rooms are becoming all the rage, with teams of friends or co-workers trying to solve a series of puzzles in order to "free" themselves from a locked room before the timer goes off. The idea is that each person contributes and the group is able to solve problems faster than one person could on their own.
The takeaway is that none of us has all the answers. That's true in the world of voice over when talking about the pros and cons of different mics, in the world of advertising when it comes to best placement, and in every other facet of life.
Yet, too often, we adopt an "all or nothing" stance when it comes to the most important aspects of our lives. Politics. Faith. Relationships.
I'm not saying we shouldn't have strong beliefs (I certainly do), but if we open ourselves to the idea that others might also have even a small piece of the puzzle, we would be able to learn and grow without being inhibited by our own ego.
Then, together, we could solve our way out of this room.