Most see things as they are and ask, “Why?” A select few dream of what could be and ask, “Why not?”
Possible answer to the question of, “Why can’t things change from the way they are now?”
Generally, most remain passive when confronted with possibilities of what “could be” in this world and perhaps beyond. Regardless of what inspired the thought or idea be it a personal self-improvement; some social injustice or an act of nature, the general masses will allow their inspiration to be a fleeting moment never to enter their consciousness again.
Then there are the select few who will take that divine revelation and engineer it beyond mere thought into concrete reality evolving themselves personally and possibly transforming the world and history itself manifest the dream or nightmare depending on ones perspective.
The point is we can’t always relegate ourselves to being “just passengers” along for the journey. We must be brave enough to get behind the wheel and determine which direction we, sometimes the world and beyond, will take.
(Considering George Benard Shaw – Back to Methuselah (1949), You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”)
(Robert Francis Kennedy – 1968 campaign for the Democratic Nomination to the US Presidency, “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”)
***Reflecting upon my previous post “Monthly Quote To Ponder ..In Our Contemporary World”, I asked myself “Why monthly?) – not really challenging for me to write. Then I asked, “Why not a weekly quote to take with to ponder over the 7 day period?” – Giving myself more of a challenge and opportunity for self-improvement***
Adiuva me verterem figuram mundi