In my failure to write an article these previous months, I sought comfort from one of my first educators, the television. When I was a little boy, the television is the only free visual resource that has immediate access to the world. In present times, technology offers a wide range of medium to access the world.
World information is, however, not what I am interested in but the universe it offers. As a child, I used to watch movies and TV shows to the point that I become the main character itself. I immerse myself into the fantastical world that the world I live in cease to exist. I remember my grandmother calling to me for dinner and not a sound of her voice is heard. The only way to get my attention was to actually touch me. One of my favorite shows was MacGyver. It brought out my creative and resourceful nature. Childhood days also reminds me about Jackie Chan movies, Drunken Master and all. I’d jump from the chair with a flying kick. When I got the chance to apply it in a street fight with another kid, I got beat up. Damn, that kid was good in boxing! How could he not be, he spends most of his time working in a Slaughter House where he gets to stretch and strengthen those limbs. That day I learned to retreat and fight another day much like the part where Jackie Chan hasn’t met his master in the early part of his movies.
I have been experiencing great stress at work for a few months now. It is very depressing and tiring when you begin to go to work for the salary and without the fun of it. It is sad to think that there are people who enjoy making others lives miserable when in truth; they just want to drag other people in their miserable lives.
Here are a few of the nice TV Series’ I currently indulge into (in no particular order):
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Animation)
Recently, I tried reading Harry Potter books 6 & 7. I had to stretch the limits of my own creative imagination again. It takes me longer to read a whole book than the average person. I am the type of reader that visualizes everything that is described in the story before I could proceed. In my opinion, what’s the point of reading a book for just its story if you cannot imagine the world it is trying to present?
I some instances, I’d read a certain scene a few time just to complete the picture in its slightest detail. For me, it is easy to grasp on any story, even suspense thriller type of stories/movies. I have a knack of connecting the dots much as I am able to connect the dots of my past to be able to understand the present and hypothesize plans for the future. But to picture each scene that an author wants you to see, it is entirely a different thing. You can assume that my imagination is as good if not better than the technology in the movies we have to date.
What I would like to impart to you is to develop your imagination. Make it as wild as you can, venture to the unknown, stretch it to its limits. And when you do, you will have better and clearer dreams. Your goals will fall into place and can even open your eyes on things that you have been lacking or refusing to see all this time. It will give you an entirely different perspective of things that are already in front of you.