Imagination, So What?

imaginationsowhatI don’t mean to be cynical with that headline. Still, what’s imagination got to do with it?

Imagination is a revered idea isn’t it? Everybody seems to want it. And yet…

  • Who actually sets aside time to imagine?
  • Is it focused or completely not, or both?
  • Who tolerates the imagination of others when it’s expressed?
  • Who and how often do people actually take action on some dream?

John Lennon practically has trademarked the word, but I find his song quite challenging.

“Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky…imagine all the people living for today…yohooo”

I find this very difficult to imagine, not at all easy. And my vision of children running through a meadow of cone flowers, does that help people, now, live for today? And who can sing that yohoo part and get away with it except John Lennon?

Don’t get me wrong — I am one of the worlds biggest dreamers. As a child I was so dizzy in my dream world that I lost my shoes on the way to school. Dreaming often means humiliation. So, tell me dear readers, how does one go about making imagination useful?

And what about our brothers and sisters who have lost their imagination? What can they do?

And should we care?

I have my ideas about this, but I want to hear yours. Please, tell me why anyone should Imagine?

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