Now really, as a writer, and as a human being, imagination can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. What else except your imagination can guide you through some knotty problem that no one else can figure out, keep you company while standing in line at an airport ticket counter, or fill up the pages of a blank computer screen?
But what else can provide you with reasons to be jealous, paranoid, or self-hating?
The thing is, no one with an imagination has too much choice about it. There may be people in the world who believe all they'll ever eat is what's printed on a menu that's been handed to them.
Then there are those who see the menu as a starting place, and they strive for more, achieve more, --- but always long for more. Always.
The imagination allows us to see a better world, and at times, a worse one. If you're blessed with an imagination, I hope you have the means to wrestle it into submission. The world can be a better place if that's your vision, and a worse place if it's not your vision.
G. Randy Kasten
Just Trust Me: Finding the Truth in a World of Spin (Quest Books, 2011)