The Right To Imagine

The Right To Imagine

In our human and social life, the relationship between duties and rights has always been asymmetrical: or exaggerated to the detriment of those duties. But our right to imagine, is our most precious resource and that we are truly free. Imagination has been however, since Plato, the most despised mental function, and the owners of power have been jealous, seeking to quell it unsuccessfully. After being rejected and slandered as the Madwoman of the House, again be claimed. GASToN BACHELARD, reader, and that great scientist has centered its reflection on the need for imagination, and was aware of his need for humans, as important as eating and breathing. Therefore, points out, if there is a function of the real thing, there is also the function of the unreal, without which the human being is incomplete.

Even more dramatic is when he says that without it, in its vulgarity, the life we would not but what is human, too human. The mechanical and utilitarian world of our time, makes us believing that we do not need imagination, or he mutilates it through the media, which with its violence, and silly, and insistent propaganda have been atrophying the creative sense of their receivers captives. On the contrary, everything in it is gain. And this Bachelard stresses it us. The human being if you want to be full, and not fall into neurosis and madness, must join reason and imagination; the concepts and images developed two divergent lines of spiritual life, as they are the male and female poles of the psyche. To the psychologist that is important, as a psychology complete, must be attached to the human, that separates what is human, uniting the poetics of reverie with the prosaismo. From the family, the child is told as Bachelard, that to reach the age of reason, it instills you need to be objective, which is simply that adults seek to write down: the pasta which is childhood, is put in the mold to keep child properly confirmation of life of the other and forget his own.

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