Friday, September 16, 2011

Imagination and fantasy

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." Quote from Jaime Paolinetti, retired bicycle road racer. How true this statement is. I grew up on a farm. We didn't have TV until I was 11 years old, and of course no computers. I and neighbor kids would get together and come up with some of the wildest things, or at least in our minds they were. We were the nastiest of outlaw cowboys.
we were the toughest of gangsters. We fought all of the major battles from medievil times to the present. We made our own guns, knives and swords from wood found lying around. We made cannons out of tin cans and firecrackers, and grenades out of gourds and firecrackers. (Those usually got us in trouble!) Our imaginations would run amuck. Fantasys galore.There was noting that we could not conquer. Where is that imigination in the youth of today. How much imigination is involved in playing computer games all day. Fantasy maybe, but not imagination. It seems that to many kids today, if not sitting in front of a TV or computer, cannot entertain themselves. They simply do not know how. They are bored. 9-10-11 year old kids dealing drugs. That is their fantasy world. Very sad. Victims of the times.
I do not have solutions. Well I do, but it is hard to put them into play. An hour or two without playing a computer game to take a walk in the country side. Explore old farmhouses. Oh my, what is this world coming to! I am not condemming the use of computers or TV. They are a wonerful source of information readily available. But so is the world outside!
God bless all.--johnnyb