Saturday, October 04, 2014

Imagination


On lonely days, 'tis never more true
I dream of adventures to places unknown
This world simply will not do,
So let me conjure up my own.


Perhaps what sets humans apart (if I may indulge in such a claim) is our ability to imagine.

For what is hope, but the imagination of the optimist? And what is worry, but that of a pessimist? And what is an idea, but the dream of a curious mind, and a fairy tale, but that of a fantastical mind?

Imagination, to me, is the store of memories that no one else has, of stories that never happened, secretly conjured and hidden- treasures for a rainy day. A haven in which some choose to escape, where others find themselves.

Images never seen and music never heard. They're all hiding up there just waiting to be shared. But few of us do. Most are too scared of judgement, or worse, too busy to dream.

I implore you today, to go ahead and explore your mind. Daydream - it isn't such a waste of time as you've been told by those who wish you to imagine no other life, and no other reality than the one that serves them so well. They are afraid of thinkers, of dreamers, and would have them locked up, laughed at for being different. For that is where revolutions are born, where inventions created. New ideas, new philosophies, new schools of thought, all trees that began as little seeds that germinated in the minds of people who cared enough to water them.

So dream on and remember that this world would be a far less magical place without the stories, the ideas and the art that man dreamed up. For the possibilities there are endless, the beauty as incredible as the mind that created it.

1 comment:

  1. Very well written.

    I think imagination changes the world.
    Einstein, Alan Turing imagined an idea and showed the positive side of the imagination.
    Imagination has negative side as well, Hitler imagined world dominated by Nazis and became reason for World-war-II.

    It would have been beautiful if we human being were restricted to imagine only good things, hope not worry, positive things not negative things. But these things are relative.

    Imagination helps us to anticipate, helps us in decision making.
    But it is constrained by our knowledge and our experiences.

    Keep Blogging :)

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