The bird and the ground where it lands upon
I’m not sure if I’ve ever been a person that looks ahead, really never took the time to think about that.
I come across to these confusing thoughts because sometimes I see myself facing some situations, opportunities, moments — or whatever one may call it — that seem rather trivial, but somehow I see a lot of potential embedded on it and I get amazingly crazy to push it further, make something great, or at least something worthy and meaningful. But it turns out to be hard.
I see myself ready to fly, but it looks like everyone else around is stuck to the ground. Or prefer to stay there. Whenever it’s a situation I can hold by myself, I try to jump into it and to accomplish the most I can. But not all the times it can be a solo adventure; it’s meant to be a team work. And then it’s really hard.
Indeed I don’t think I am… But sometimes I doubt my thoughts. Maybe I’m just dreamer level 1…
The skies belong to those who have learned how to pull out their wings
But this text is not exactly about me, neither my personal dilemmas. It’s about the ones we call the great visionaries or great dreamers.
For them reality might be heavy.
But it shouldn’t. Since reality isn’t a ‘thing’ generated spontaneously, it indeed is born from us, I wonder: who is the heavier, the creator or the creature?
Visionary people are lighter, because they look up, they see further, they see from a different point of view that regular humans don’t. They are fearless, yet very cautious. At a first glance they seem irresponsible, impulsive, frivolous, incoherent; a closer look and we’ll find out someone remarkably focused, (half-)aware of the uncertainty, incredibly faithful and charmingly stubborn.
Yes, usually visionaries are not easy to follow. Even worse to be understood
However, we find them hard to follow because they expose one of the fears that are deeply hidden within most humans: the change of reality. By questioning how things are done, and also the why, by suggesting breaking paradigms, by proposing new methods or new approaches, they bring to the surface of our lives 2 things that are disruptive, yet embedded in fine poetry: the fear of changes and the possibility to (day)dream.
Reality, when you start to analyze it, turns out to be of a conflicting nature: we, people, define our own reality; but suddenly we get evolved and enslaved by it. Somehow we forget that the ability and the initiative to make differently belong to ourselves. And then we start a fierce and unreasonable battle to protect what we created and what chokes us, when we could be working towards change and improvement.
How many of us have never said (or heard someone else saying) that a project might not be implemented because it doesn’t fit actual production? That someone did an activity in not effective way only because everybody else does it? That he/she usually goes to the same restaurants because at least they know what to expect from the cuisine?
Obviously in every situation there might exist factors that are beyond a person’s will, and he/she must go with the flow. But what the great majority doesn’t realize is that the flow of those situations (at least some of them) is created by us, therefore it can be controlled and redesigned by us.
Still the ties to the ground are rather solid
Incorporate (day)dreams to reality might be harder than it seems to regular humans. Dreamers question their existence, as well as their surrounding world. They may expose mal functioning, bad processes and poor quality behaviours. In overall, they show that the land people are landed upon might not be the best one as they may think.
Dreamers, on the other hand, can fell suffocated, unnoticed, disrespected, not belonging to their environment. And in fact they don’t. I see them from outer worlds, coming to this one in an insane tentative to show all others ways and why to change how the world lives. And it’s tough.
Amazingly, somehow they don’t give up. Long live the dreamers.