I think most people would agree that imagination is important and special. However, imagination is like your teeth: you have to take care of them or you lose them for the rest of your life. Except imagination can come back if you really, REALLY believe. Also, if you have children they can get you to believe again. Kids believe in a lot of things. They think that things like Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy exist.
Inventors have to be imaginative because they can’t just think about what already exists to invent something new. Thomas Edison made the incandescent light bulb. Not because he was being realistic. A lot of people didn’t think that he was going to be able to make it. They said Edison was crazy saying that there was going to be an electric light. Thomas Edison imagined a light bulb, and it happened.
You also have imagination to be creative in art and music. When you do artwork you have to imagine a picture in your head. You can think that butterflies have beautiful wings because fairies paint them.
Sometimes adults crush kids dreams and if grownups do it early in the kids life, like when they’re 5 or 6, it makes them have to think like adults. Kids should enjoy being kids. If you crush their dreams so early, how are they going to be inventors or artists. They would lose their imagination. School tells you what everything is, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop believing.
Some people forget about their imaginations and forget that they have them and that they can be creative. Kids are happy because they have imagination. They don’t know about math and science. They have the opportunity to have their own idea about what something means. They can think about anything and not be realistic.
Have you ever slept at night and you didn’t have a dream? You have dreams but you don’t remember them sometimes. Everyone has dreams and dreams are a form of imagination. You don’t really lose your imagination, you just forget about it during the day.
Most people think about what can really happen. Imagination helps you be happy. You can’t just be thinking about the real world and how much money you have. Imagination is thinking about something that you think could happen. And you can’t invent something unless you imagine it first. You won’t want to keep trying if you can’t imagine what it will be like.
Imagination can make you happy and make you see the world in a different way. Try thinking of something you used to believe in, or maybe you still believe in it but you forgot about it. You might find you still believe in it.