Use your imagination

The imagination gives to everything it touches a peculiarity, and it seems to me that the peculiarity of the imagination is nobility, of which there are many degrees. […]   I mean that nobility which is our spiritual height and depth … But there it is.*
(Wallace Stevens)

Wallace Stevens’ contention is that imagination is as powerful a thing as reality.

Are you encouraged to use your imagination at work?

Imagination training?

Imagination problem-solving?

It’s crazy when you think about it, that one of the most amazing and powerful faculties we have is underused and under-developed.

We have to use it somewhere, though, or we’ll burst.

Stevens appears to intimate that if we are not being encouraged to use your imagination, we’re more likely being seen as a commodity than as a person.

*Wallace Stevens, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Wallace Stevens on Reality, Creativity and the Greatest Self-Protection from the Pressure of the New.

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