We are assaulted constantly with the tedium of everyday existence. Life will never change, but we can change what we do with it. All it takes is imagination.
To imagine is like dreaming while one is awake. It is a creative mind's reaction against the encroachment of boredom. Worlds are born from the seed of discontent.
That which is envisioned, is merely the real world seen in a better light. A place where life is not full of incessant toil. A land where enjoyment thrives.
Why do we watch movies or read books? We are looking for something better. While escapism can be a form of self-delusion, monotony breeds misery and sucks what life we do have into the void.
So many things have become better, because we imagined they could be. And then, we set out to make our dreams a reality. We honestly recognized our limitations, and purposely worked to overcome them.
Imagination is inspiration in action. It is refusing to be shackled to convention, opening the mind to all the possibilities. We are what we are, and have what we have, because we imagined better.