This is the culminating project I completed for my liberal studies double major concentration: Imagination & The Human Experience.
Robert Frost once said: “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life-it goes on.” Indeed, as we study the history of the human experience in the last century and farther back one thing is clear, many things were done wrong. Perhaps even more disheartening, many things are still wrong. We have seen copious amounts of new technology come to life. Our imagination knows no bounds when it comes to the advancement of our gadgets, but what about the advancement of the human race? The money in the world grows, but it does not grow for everyone. Money is not everything, but it is a reflection of the discrepancies in our world. Things seem broken – we trust computer objects more than we trust each other, we cannot trust our political leaders, our world and connection methods expand but we feel ever lonelier, and even those with more money than they can use are miserable. But the story does not end there. There are still reasons to be glad we are alive because amidst all the pain there are still beautiful things. Nature’s paintings, the laughter of a child, smiles of wisdom-filled people who have seen more than they can explain – these are small things that far outweigh and are far more powerful than the hurt that has been experienced, and are a reason why we have hope. For if our imagination can fathom the worst of crimes and the most advanced of technologies than there is no reason our imagination cannot also work to find solutions to better the human experience. Imagination & human life are not just broad experiences but individual ones, and as such, change must come at the individual level. We must stop pointing fingers at others and instead take responsibility for our own worlds and take control of our own minds. Only then could there be “a chance that maybe we’ll find better days.”
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?