Imagine if we were immune from the constraints of “so-called” societal norms – free to determine our own fates, our own definitions of happiness … free of the expectations of others.
Imagine if the default was to include … not exclude.
Imagine if we embraced and yearned for the future and change – rather than the past and the ways things were – or how we mistakenly thought they were.
Imagine if we were all seamstresses mending the “safety net of life” for all around us, rather than sitting by idly on the sidelines as our friends and neighbors fall through.
Imagine if we looked at the health and wellbeing of all not as a profit center, but as a journey we all go on together throughout our entire lives.
Imagine if the older generations embraced and nurtured the younger generations and viewed them as a source of knowledge, rather than view them as irrelevant and show them disdain. And imagine if the opposite was also true, with the young not only recognizing the knowledge of the old … but seeking it out.
Imagine if we took responsibility as our the primary educators of our children, and not just turn over their futures to a system ill prepared and ill motivated to be of any assistance.
Imagine if we were not preoccupied with the irrelevant people and events that are put in front of us by those in the media with only their own self-interest in mind.
Imagine if we were looked at for the talents we bring, and those talents were embraced as part of the greater solution.
It’s the eve of 2016 – and that is my ‘Perfect World.’
Dream I may … but doesn’t everything start with dream.