“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.”
~ Albert Einstein
When you think about everything that we have and is today, how often do we stop and actually think about how it all came to be? Well, it all came to be through the imaginations of countless people. From the Tablet to the law of relativity. We get a front row seat to the most amazing moments in history. We are watching what was science fiction of our parents days become reality today!
There are two main things that I hope to accomplish through this blog. One is that I hope to stress the importance of imaginative growth because of how much we relay on it. The other is that I hope to open your mind to be aware of things that may hinder imaginative growth. From the moment a child starts to create their own worlds and scenarios through their vast, seemingly endless, imaginations, or create amazing things from Lego’s, they are developing their imagination. Something that I have noticed is that the classes that stimulate imaginative thought in schools are the first to get cut. Why is this? This seems to be a direct attack on our future. I have known many people that their only reason for going to school was for the art classes. I am not saying that imaginatively stimulating classes are more import than math class, but it is just as important. And more importantly are the variations of imaginative expression. From drama, to creative writing, to shop classes, and graphic design. These are just a few different classes that all stimulate different minds into thinking creatively through the use of their imaginations. Too often we place one subject of education above or below another. They are all needed to create the best minds that we can ever hope to have.
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