This is a repost of a previous post I put up awhile back. I think we all need positive reminders to use our imagination and discover so let this post be that to you. ”Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan Or as Albert Einstein would say “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Read through this post below or click here for the original.
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” -Edmund Burke
History is fascinating! Sometimes the answers to the future lies in the past. The best example of someone who could have learned from the past is Hitler. Years prior to Hitler’s invasion of Russia, Napoleon had already tried and failed. Hitler knew what had happened to Napoleon and his troops yet thought he could avoid it. Well history repeated itself and this time Hitler and his army were doomed by the harsh Russian winter.
This post has nothing to do with Hitler or other evil leaders. It doesn’t have much to do with History. It is about imagination and how you choose to use it. We all have one and they are all unique; like snowflakes no two are alike. In early November of 2011 Diana and I drove through Big Sur, California. My imagination was running wilder than Ferris Bueller on his day off. Amidst our journey through the windy roads I had a reoccurring thought. How amazing would it have been to have walked through beautiful land like this, prior to anything man made, and discover the coast? I began to envy Louis and Clark as well as the Native Americans who had done this. I want to experience what they did! Walking through the most amazing nature and discovering an enormous fetch of water we call the Pacific Ocean. The sites, the sounds, the feelings they must have felt. It’s not just this group I envy, I envy all the great explorers past and present. However I hold no grudge towards these people in fact I inspire to live like them. I challenge you to use your imagination, and to discover.
“Discovery denies a dull mind.” -Miles Smith