“The only difference between a man and a boy is the toys he plays with.”
This is an old expression that to some certain degree applies to all of humanity – “One way to tell a child from an adult is see their toys.”
“Hey!” That’s too different! That’s not only a gender-free statement, it’s been changed!” True, I did change it a lot. Why?
If life were so simple that we could make minute comparisons of one thing – one behavior to another, life would be so much easier: but it’s not that simple – but it’s not as difficult as some would have you believe.
While we were still children and before we learned and fantasized about the world of adulthood as we now know it, we were consummate dreamers of what could be – what we would do when we had the chance. Somewhere along our journey to adulthood, we lost – or shall I say, we set aside that wonderful part of our lives that kept us young, that lets us know that attaining the impossible is still possible.
Some of our most famous people, past and present, were/are dreamers:
- Galileo Galilei
- Albert Einstein
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Andy Warhol
- Alan Turing
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- J. K. Rowling
… just to name a few that came to mind quickly.
It’s true that “fitting in” offers a great deal of security, and there are a LOT of people who feel the need for security more than they have a desire to live or express what is inside and possibly make the world, and their own life – WONDERFUL! 🙂
For those that are Christian, maybe you’ll understand what your text means, “unless you change and become like little children…”, in short – STOP BUYING INTO THE FALSE SECURITY THE WORLD HAS TOLD YOU IS NECESSARY and follow your heart, or my preference, your intuition and your imagination. If for no other reason: if you keep up with current events of any kind, you know there is conflicting information about all that you hear; read; view on television, the internet, print media; and on the radio. What is real any more? The way society is going, we’re taught not to even trust our own senses.
“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.”
We’re desperately in need of those that are themselves – living in love and intuition… and trusting their imagination.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
- Taught and Thought (thoughtsforgrowth.wordpress.com)