Daily Batman: The war against reality


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier

I think there is this idea that Generation X (and Y or Z or Post-bicentennials or what-have-you) are somehow clinging to materialistic memorabilia from their past as a cop-out on adulthood. But I have been thinking about it and I’m not so sure that’s true.

It’s not about immaturity or being afraid to grow up — it’s about refusing to lose an innate sense of play, defending your imagination from the cobwebs and creeping dullness that comes of disuse. Playing games and indulging fantasies is not just fun, I think it is vital. It’s not about being childish. It’s about remaining childlike.

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One Response to “Daily Batman: The war against reality”

  1. danielcboyer Says:

    I support this; if growing up means jettisoning imagination and a sense of adventure as if (to mix a metaphor or a simile) they have been graduated from it is the growing up that should be abandoned.

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