What? Really? Yes, really, we cannot, it is a gift given to us by the great creator and it's there for us to use or abuse, but it is there a part of our brain activity and it will remain there forever.
Because it's there and because we don't think about it or even realize it's there active in our minds, we must be aware that others can and will take advantage of it.
There are many ways this happens, like the media and advertizing can engage our imaginations and we get influenced in our purchasing of things. Then also there are many philosophy of life theory's, that we hear about and our imaginations can get excited giving us images and pictures of the amazing life we might have if we followed them.
But for now lets just consider advertising as our example. OK, we all know how we battle with advertisements. They are presented to us in song, videos, movies, pictures, illustrations, cartoons, you name it and they "play, play play" with our imaginations.
Advertisements tell us that if we buy this, go to that resort, drink that, lots of good things will happen and our imaginations take off on these promises giving us great images of how we will get the guy or the girl or win the million bucks, or that our marriages would be perfect, the list goes on.
We already know all this as we have been dupped a few times. We know because we have bought the "new" and "better" thing and it did not live up to what our imaginations painted in our minds. Reality did not live up to the dream!
So what do we do? We have to live in this world of crazy ideas,
philosophies, world views, opinions, methods and ads that bombard us in life. How then do we protect ourselves from going for the empty dream and remaining real? How do we deal with this crazy gift of imagination and stay sane and wise and reasonable?
This we will address in our next blog. If you nave any ideas, let me know. I would love to hear from you.
Wanting something does not make it real.”
― Michelle Hodkin