Imagination the Great Implementer.

There is no progress without imagination – None – Every innovation has come about because someone sat and thought for a time and worked out how something might work, then figured out how to create it.

From making fire and designing the wheel, all they way up to skyscrapers, computers and landing on the moon, imagination has been the thing that made it happen. It’s the most powerful tool we have. Hand-in-hand with manipulation, it’s a most destructive force used against mankind, but used kindly and openly, it’s our greatest provider.

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Writing, too, plays an important role in society. We all like to slip away into a story of adventure or intrigue, something exciting or soothing. Movies, books or games, we all explore fiction and fantasy. Imagination brings each story into existence, and imagination makes it comes alive to the listening, watching or reading the tale.

Don’t let anyone convince you that imagination is not important or is a waste of time.

Cheers, all. 😀

Allyson

4 thoughts on “Imagination the Great Implementer.

  1. The Laughable Cheese

    Yes this reminds me, I have been exploring in myself these questions. And I have just found peace with it. I was thinking well isn’t being an artist (writing is a creative artistic working) a wasteful career path considering all the other problems in the world. But a family member of mine said to me that art gives people joy, so it is not a wasted job. As you say, everyone is affected by art in different ways everyday. And life is a pretty difficult thing to deal with on a day to day, so if there is some way we can make life more bearable and enjoyable then that’s a great thing.

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    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Exactly! Every civilization, every society and every stratum of society, engage in sharing stories, enjoying tales of adventure. We’ve done it since cave-man days. It’s part of our make-up, our very soul. Even when we sleep, our dreams are stories. Keep writing. If you feel a calling to do so, you’re meant to be a writer! Cheers to you! 😀

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      1. The Laughable Cheese

        Thank you, what a nice thing to say! 🙂
        Yes it is true, being a creative people, everything people do have some form of creativity. So even if there were no stories, I still think in its own way there still would be. Little kids when looking up at their dad’s see his large hands holding a tool and the deep-set wrinkles in his hand, and these details are stories we tell ourselves that say oh this is what my world is like. This is what it feels like to be in my world and what is around it. Is it sweet, sour, spicy. Do I have a fun pleasant life or is it hard and full of struggle? And even a step further is what does that mean for me as a person and what will I be taking out of all this?
        So creativity is intertwined with the whole human experience.

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        1. A.D. Everard Post author

          Totally! 😀 Yes, our mothers tell us stories before we even know words. Soothing stories so as not to be frightened of the night, and later, teaching stories so we don’t do stupid things that might harm or kill us. We hear histories of our parents, grandparents, great-grand parents. In ancient days, telling stories would convey where the best hunting grounds were and how to get there, plus histories of kings and queens, stories of witches and goblins, dragons, fantasy, myths.

          We totally live and breathe it. It makes it exciting, doesn’t it? We use imagination every day, and I think we can use it for a whole lot more, because by using our thoughts and imagination, we create opportunities and solutions and can bring change into our lives. To me, that’s mind-blowing! I love it! 😀

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