“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do… They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought …” – Walt Disney
Has the “system” taught us that imagination is overrated? When I was lost and confused in life, I once asked myself, “Where’s that kid that dreamt of the impossible? The one who wasn’t afraid of anything.”
Imagination was an every day thing back then. When did it die? When did I stop ignoring it? Did someone steal it from me?
Like me, you’ve probably dreamt of being a fire-fighter or an astronaut, and not because it was the “ideal” career but because it was closest thing to the unimaginable: Playing with fire. Floating in space. I’m sure you didn’t of school loans, paper work, and bills.
I don’t know about you. But I remember that kid and I’m going to do him a favor and imagine again. Not only imagine, but make that imagination a reality.
If not now, then when?