Imagination is more important than knowledge.
This week’s assignment, at first, seemed very easy to me, but my scope was narrow. Really, I looked at the word “Imagination” and my mind started running with ideas. When I stopped and thought of the word in context, suddenly things didn’t seem quite as cut and dry.
I began wondering if I agreed with the quote. Is imagination more important? If so, how? Knowledge seems like a pretty important basis for things, but would we have much knowledge without the imagination. Imagination is an amazing thing, but we can’t be living with our head in the clouds 100% of the time or our knowledge would be lacking.
I decided that I don’t agree that it is more important, I believe that the two go hand in hand. It’s a symbiotic relationship; imagination begets more knowledge, it gives us a chance to reach higher and create new invention, but you have to have the knowledge to stay grounded.
Still, this quote reminded me instantly of children. I don’t know if it’s mainly because I’m in that stage of my life or if that rings true for most people. I wanted to try to challenge myself a little bit, and not go for the first thing that popped into my head, though. So, although there are no children in this photo, I still had them in mind.
The bubbles remind me of Drew, of course, and almost every other child I know. They represent their love for something so simple and their fascination with what each of those soap bubbles could hold. Imagine through a child’s eye, that each one of those has a unique and exciting scene being played out, that’s what I like to imagine Drew sees. Bubbles have a way of bringing out the child and imagination in all of us 🙂
This week we had only two participants, which is a bummer, because I would have loved to see what the rest of you came up with, but I understand that lifes sometimes gets in the way, which is why this post is so late (I’m on Pacific time)! Thanks to the two who were able to join in. I love your entries, check them out below.
A. Picture name: imagination is greater than knowledge
Name: Heather Fiedler
Where: My dreams
It’s really funny that this was the topic this week because I have two midterm test next week that I REALLY need to study for but ever since we got our topic this week. That all I can think about. I will be sitting in class thinking of all the things I could do with this. The view might just hurt my GPA. : ) but hey imagination is greater that knowledge. I also wanted to do a picture with my kids because what portrays imagination more than a kid but I am always taking pictures of them so i decided I need to live outside my box a little. I also am not that great at Photoshop everything I do in it I learn from YouTube videos. lol. So I decided I need to do something that I have never done before either regarding Photoshop. So here is my view for this week. I hope you like it as much as I do.
B. Larissa Baggett – Houston, TX: When I thought about the quote, I thought about kids. That is the way that they approach and learn about the world- through their imagining eyes. Our blank concrete patio was transformed by Sydney’s imagination. It was a blank slate to her. As an educator, I value knowledge. As an adult with linear and logical thinking, I admire imagination.
NEXT WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT:
Our next assignment should be a fairly straightforward one. The theme is Favorite. I can’t wait to see what yall come up with for this. As usual if you’d like it included in my post, please have it to me by Sunday evening. Happy shooting everyone!