A lot of thoughts whirling around the old head.
I could bitch about various things but instead I will praise imagination.
The more I think about the role imagination plays in our lives, the more I realize that Einstein was right.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Imagination is different then faith. Imagination helps us create worlds in our heads that we can then use our creativity to make. To make beauty is a noble goal. Just living a life is a creative endeavor.
Faith is placing hope in something that cannot be quantified. There is nothing wrong with that particularly, but it is not a creative action.
The creative child we once were can easily be beaten down by the practical constraints that are placed on us as adults.
We have to earn livings, we have to pay the bills, we have to raise children or pets, we have to interact with others well, we have to make some sense of our journey. To me it seems that our creativity is subsumed into corporately fed spoonfools of media, sports, even politics. What is art but how we choose to interact with the world? If we choose to consume only, then what are we?
Imagination helps us empathize and care. How would we know how to carry out the Golden Rule without Imagination?
I will take Imagination as my guiding principle in 2014. To Live the Dream is to create what exists in our imaginations.