Sunday, May 18, 2008

Imagination is more important than knowledge

Albert Einstein once said:

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.

Imagination however, must work hand-in-hand with realism. We can imagine all the possibilities that could happen, but without taking into account the current state of affairs, it might divert away attention that might be better spent elsewhere.

Using an analogy, it's no use thinking of going for a holiday in some isolated location when you have acrophobia. Time would be better spent looking for a holiday location which you could reach by land or sea for example.

Imagination is important, but should have a touch of realism... Unless of course you have all the money in the world, like Tony Stark. :)

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