So today I’m doing something a little different. Before I had this blog, I used to have another blog. This was the blog that I wrote in my mid-late teens. Because of my age and my immaturity, the blog was more of a rant against pop culture and just things in general. BUT there were still some good things on there and I had the thought to share some of those here with a special piece called Vintage Confessions. This is the first one called ‘Thoughts on Imagination.’ Feel free to leave a comment down below telling me what you think!
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Thoughts On Imagination
What happens to our imaginations? Why is it that we are conned into believing that when we get older imagination is useless?
Yes, we are confronted with the realities of life but the imagination of a child knows no limits. Yet sometimes the limitless child imagination can be sabotaged by adult ideas and that same limitless childlike imagination is used in conjunction with those adult ideals.
Which is more important? The sabotage by adult ideas or the fact that the imagination is not hindered by these adults ideals but seemingly expanded?
However is this true expansion it just a way to reconcile this new found adult knowledge with the innocence of the child? Or is it instead ignoring the bigger fact that there is now a part of lost childlike innocence?
I don’t think that one is better than the other but instead there has to be an acknowledgement of both. The child imagination should continue to be active and vibrant but we should be mindful of the negative adult things that may attempt to poison this expression of life. Children will be confronted with the harsh and bitter realities of life, however these realities do not have to shock nor traumatize the child.
Be aware of the youth but do not let it get in the way of growth. There are some adult ideals and concepts that will expand and encourage the young mind. Allow those to be the ones that are the most formative in the young mind.
If this is done, the imagination will hopefully be stimulated and encouraged in a unique way that can only be done in the innocence of youth.