A brilliant mind speaking in a time period of human history that was civilized; a time when free speech was respected. Malcolm Muggeridge identified as a “man of the left” by the way.
Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.
Imagination is the most powerful tool we have; it’s our superpower. With great power comes great responsibility and we are responsible for the world we create. If we want a better world, we must imagine it first, and believe in that image. We see what we believe, we reap what we sow, and that all begins with our thoughts, so choose your thoughts wisely.
I cannot think of any song that describes the power of the imagination better than “Pure Imagination” sung by Willy Wonka, played by Gene Wilder, in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. This is one of my favorite films of all time; it never gets old because it’s full of wonderful wisdom. Listen to the lyrics and put these words into practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVi3-PrQ0pY
The following excerpts are from J.R.R Tolkien’s essay collection: On Fairy Stories.
His wisdom is always pertinent, especially during these times of vulnerability:
Featured Image: Spirit of the Night, 1879, by John Atkinson Grimshaw
There’s nothing quite as cheerful as the opening theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show:
Watching this and listening to the music makes me so nostalgic for a time when we were more innocent. However that refrain, “you’re gonna make it after all,” reassures us, after all these years, that there are still brighter days ahead.