Often what we learn is based on the knowledge of others, but if it were not for imagination we would not have the impetus to innovate what we have today. Too often people tend to regurgitate what they have heard either from an authority figure, the media, their family or whoever, however they seem to forget to think for themselves. Too often people get lost in what they think they know when they believe they’ve found the answers, but isn’t it better to be the ones to create the answers for ourselves?
The greatest artists in the world may know how to craft a masterful painting but they can’t create without inspiration. “The Powers That Be” in Hollywood know all of the ins and outs to creating a billion-dollar blockbuster but it requires those with an active imagination for those with the knowhow to be enabled to put their knowledge to use. Words that we used today were commonly only seen in literature or used in the vernacular before they were accepted as part of the common English language.
A child would naturally use their imagination because every person is born with no knowledge of the world that they come into. The imaginative spark can be kindled into an all-consuming force that can (and has) changed the world for the better (and sometimes the worst). It doesn’t take a genius to become an originator of an idea. IQ scores are not a factor of imagination. Whether a person possesses book smarts or street smarts, it can all be the same in a world of your own creations.
Ingenuity. Inspiration. Visualization. Artistry. Fantasy. Wit. Inventiveness. Fabrication. Creation. Conception. IMAGINATION.