I remember as a child the wonder of discovery that was a part of each and every day. The uninhibited mind, seeking, questioning, supposing, and above all, never afraid to ask a question. I could pretend to be a spaceman and travel the solar system, and for that matter, the galaxy, unfettered by any preconceived notions concerning the immense scope of time and space and what type of craft it would theoretically take to traverse such vast distances. I could play with and speak to imaginary friends without fear of being ridiculed.
Though I had no idea what “dimension” meant, I was thinking three dimensionally. It seems that somehow, the acquisition of knowledge and experience sets limits on our creativity. As we age, we become less and less able to be innocent in our thinking and more and more concerned with how we will be perceived for asking the very questions that hold the answers we still seek. We become linear thinkers. We lose the ability (or perhaps the freedom or courage) to dream and with that loss, the ability to create new realities. Flight, space travel, splitting the atom, communications, television… all were dreams before they became realities. Dreams of three-dimensional thinkers. Childlike dreamers, many of which in their day were ostracized by their contemporaries and families. Never forget that the greatest minds in the world at one time said that planet Earth was flat and that the sun was in orbit around it. They also said that we would never fly and that the sound barrier would never be broken. More recently, someone suggested that people would never want computers in the home.
When one dreams, all things are possible. Almost anything one conceives of can and will become a reality if one dares to dream.
Get out of the box …… See what’s possible …… Dare to dream
This is what I believe.