Imagination

 
In the summer of 1851, essayist Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal,
 

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”

 
If you truly love to learn, I’ll bet that you see far more than what you look at with your eyes. You try to look beyond appearances, connect the dots, and see a bigger picture. You see concepts, meanings, and possibilities.

To see like that, you need imagination. Imagination connects. Imagination creates. Imagination looks and sees more. Posts at the Action Learning Club marked “Imagination” will be our attempts to see more together. We’ll try to connect. We’ll try to create. At the very least, we will remain open to the awe and wonder of the world.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael Himick
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 13:31:54

    Friends, the “passionately curious” Einstein thought pretty highly of imagination, too — because he understood it to be the primary human force in creating new insights, new knowledge. “Knowledge is limited,” he said. “Imagination encircles the world.”

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  2. Carol
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 06:11:11

    Imagination is looking at the ordinary, and finding the extraordinary.

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