imagination is genius

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

– Albert Einstein

The society in which I was formed preaches that knowledge and logic trump anything creative. “You have such an imagination” is a phrase that, at times, has been used to shame or silence children and adults alike.

Einstein knew firsthand that logic and knowledge only got him so far. It was his imagination that made him a genius.

Sometimes making an imaginative choice in life is a risk, particularly when others view it as illogical. We must remember to embrace imagination for the special intelligence that it is.