When we were very young, we always had a wild imagination. We always thought of ways to do things that would be considered impossible. For example, teleportation, becoming invisible, being immortal.
A lot of the time as we got older, our parents start explaining to us that whatever we had imagined to be possible, is not. It was all the work of our amazing, curious mind. As kids, we got devastated to hear this. But as more time went by, we ended up snapping ourselves back into reality, everything we pretended was true, all those times we looked at superheroes flying, and tried to jump and fly ourselves was all just professional editing…
If you think about it, when we become adults, we forget and loose all the curiosity and imagination that we once had as small children. We think it’s weird to say wild things like these. But it is the wild minds that make a change in the world. There was definitely a time in history when children were saying “I want to go to the moon!” and everyone thought “they are just children, they haven’t seen the world yet.” But no, they might have not seen the world how it is yet, but they definitely have seen it how it could be…
The beauty of this is when adults become parents, and they see the curiosity, in their children, they enjoy it. That is because they remember when they had the same curiosity. It is something that is missing in them.
The best part about it is that, when you have people who imagine wild things, they have the potential to change the world.
So I would like to end with a quote from Steve Jobs which sums this up exquisitely.
“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
― Steve Jobs
Article Written By Arqish Minhas