Blog 2140 – 08.05.2021
Imagination Is It More Powerful Than Logic?
Even one of the greatest minds of the last century, Albert Einstein, knew the limits of logic at finding the answers to the great mysteries of life. Logic will take you only so far but imagination has no limits. The catch phrase, “If you can think it, you can be it.” speaks to the power of the mind to create possibilities where logically none previously existed. Problems are meant to be solved and the best solutions are most often found thinking outside the box using imagination which goes beyond the bounds of logic.
I am told that both men and women have two sides to their brains and that most men think out of the right side (not always correct just the east side looking out) of their brains, the logical side, and that most women think mostly out of the left side (not always wrong just the west side looking out) of their brains, the intuitive side. Intuitive reasoning is thought by many men illogical, and it technically is I suppose, but imaginative thinking often arrives at quicker and better solutions for all the stake holders than the logical mind seems too. The limits of logical thinking are often akin to that play on the word Seminole (no offense intended to any of the First People who were great intuitive thinkers.) I refer to that tribe of mostly powerful and influential mostly white men I call the “Semi-Hole Indian Tribe” for all of their half-thought out ideas, and half-assed solutions and performance historically.
Yes, Al, logic may theoretically get us from point A to point B in a straight line, the purported shortest distance, but an imagination that can considers “string theory” and other possibilities can get us all, not just a chosen few, there quicker, safer, and without the disastrous consequences that so much half-assed logical thinking has wrought.
I love the line the young people used a few years back , “Free you mind and the rest will follow.” A poet and prophet once wrote: “Eye hath not seen, and ear hath not heard what God (the Universe) has prepared for them that love Him (Her.)
Some say logically, “It is impossible to have it all therefore we must learn to lower our expectations and to settle for less and less.” But I and imaginative thinkers everywhere say, “Why can’t we have it all for the physical Universe is ever expanding, and all the unlimited possibilities with it.” Imagine that.
Your friend and fellow traveler,