"Logic takes you from A to B. Imagination take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein
The above quote by one of the most renowned scientists sums up the power of imagination. Imagination in normal words can be termed as capacity to deeply think about a particular subject. Imagination is what makes us know what we are. Imagination has no any boundaries. Let's take an example. Just think of what is beyond the sun. Now, imagine what is beyond what you imagined just before. Yes it might sound as a joke to many people but the one who knows what I mean actually have already known that imagination has no any boundaries. Imagination can come in the mind of the people in terms of thoughts, critical thinking and others.
What our life is the product of what we think of. And what we think of is our imagination. Imagination is an inherent capacity in the entire human beings. And it is impossible to determine what the person is imagining. Throughout the globe, a person is considered as good if he acts rationally because of his imagination in positive way and a person is considered as bad if he acts in a cruel way because of his imagination in a bad way. But what I feel that all these are not true. There are instances where the so called good people are found to have done wrong acts which are the result of their imagination and thought process.
Imagination is what gives rise to creativity. Creativity is the act of doing something new, unique and something of their own creation. Creativity is the art of producing something different using the available resources in a systematic way. Creating something new and unique is not an easy task. Creativity is the product of having a lot of logic in accomplishing the same tasks in different ways or doing a different task. It requires a deep level of imagination. And attaining a deep level of imagination is not a walk in the park. It requires a deep level of concentration. And creativity doesn’t end in thinking something unique. The act of materializing the imagination is what creativity really is.
What is the major problem of people now is that people have become parasitic to technology and search even tiny information in the internet rather than imagining it. Due to this what I feel is that many people will be losing their imaginative capacity leaving them incapable of facing the tough situations of their life. Many who know the value of imagination are wasting their time in thinking destructive rather than creative things. Many are not even able to concentrate in what they are imagining. The people who tend to imagine deeply in many instances are found to have forgotten what they have imagined. This is what I think is the result of lack of concentration towards what the people imagined. There is no use of imagination when we lack concentration. If we just tend to imagine without having concentration, it is a waste of time.
As mentioned earlier it is very tough to materialize the imagination. Only the creative mind has a way to find a solution to it. And the person who is able to materialize the imagination is the real winner. Why are there a lot of technologies around the globe? Was it inherent since the origin of the earth? Of course not. It is the result of the creative mind to make the world easy and less complicated. Had people not been imaginative and creative we would have still been in the Stone Age hunting animals for food and living in the jungle like the wild animals.
What is the difference between a creative mind and an ordinary mind? An ordinary mind takes difficulties as a burden of his life. It tends to run away from the problem rather than finding a way to tackle it. But what a creative mind does is that it takes every challenge as an opportunity. An opportunity to prove his worthiness, capacity and ultimately its dedication to the work being done. For example, if an ordinary mind sees something common he takes it as a natural phenomenon. But what a creative mind does is it tries to know the reason behind occurrence of the phenomenon. Isaac Newton, the father of Physics, is an example of what a creative mind is. Falling of an apple is a natural phenomenon, but Newton thought about it deeply and finally propounded the law of Gravitation. Creativity is limited not only with doing something different, but same thing differently. Differently in the terms of making the work simple with new and innovative ways of doing the same thing.
Creativity is the capacity to bring the imagination into practise. And bringing something imagined to practise is where many fail due to lack of concentration. Apart from concentration what is required is dedication. Dedication is the desperate will to do something. And dedicating own self to a specific task is not an easy task at all. Dedication is what makes a person try again and again. It is what teaches the person that if their attempts even fail to practise, they don’t fail. It is what makes people try again and again to get their dream (imagination) come into practise. Dedication gives a moral to all the people that if their attempts fail, they need to try differently. And trying differently is what helps people be different from the rest. Dedication is the continious will of the people to bring their imagination to practise through continious labour, determination and conidence in self that he/she can accomplish what is being done. And the taste of the result that one gets once he brings his imagination to success is indescriable in words. No matter how imaginative, creative and concentrated you are, the thing you need to materilaize your dreams is dedication.
We all want to be successful in our lives. But what does success mean? Is is just getting good grades in the exam or getting a good job? What I personally feel is that success is something that is the mixture of imagination, creativity, consciousness and dedication. It is just the feeling that gives the feeling of ultimate pleasure to the person who has done something praise worthy. Does an unripe fruit taste good? Of course not. But what about the ripe fruit? Of course it does taste good. And success is like a ripe fruit where there is the reflection of a long term dedication and has an awesome taste.
- Aayush Acharya, 10 A1