Outsider perspective

People who are “outsiders” often have the opportunity to come to a situation from an altogether new perspective than someone who is entrenched in some profession.

Einstein worked in the Swiss patent office when he came up with his ideas for relativity when he realized the limitations of classical Newtonian mechanics.

This is not to say all outsiders have the potential to be Einstein. But there is something important that happens when the human brain is offered a completely new scenario and honestly tries to grapple with it.