Sometimes life can be so full of responsibility, necessary work, that we forget to dream. By dream I simply mean the kind of thoughts that allow us to explore anything other than what is right in front of us.
Dreams answer the “what if?” They speak of a future not yet known, and a present that need not be the way it is. But if we don’t have time to see the vision, we can’t begin to see what needs to be done to get there.
Here’s the thing. Most kids start out being curious. They ask why…a lot. This curiosity is the stuff dreams are made of. For many, though, this curiosity is squashed, buried, left aside, or deemed worthless very early in life. How can we think the world will change if no one is dreaming of a better way?
No. We must remember to dream. We must encourage our own curiosity as well as that of others. We must. It is our obligation as those who haven’t forgotten how to dream. It is the gift that we can point out in others. It is the beginning of the ideas that the may actually change the world.