Note — Nov 21, 2021

The Awesome Importance of Imagination

Short piece by David Brooks, nothing especially insightful but some lovely wording around a topic that always draws my attention.

Can you improve your imagination? Yes. By creating complex and varied lenses through which to see the world. […]

A person who feeds his or her imagination with a fuller repertoire of thoughts and experiences has the ability not only to see reality more richly but also — even more rare — to imagine the world through the imaginations of others. […]

Imagination helps you perceive reality, try on other realities, predict possible futures, experience other viewpoints. And yet how much do schools prioritize the cultivation of this essential ability?