I have thought about this for a while now, based on what my imagination was like as a child and what it is today..... and why it has changed/deminished.
Eventually through most of our lives, we were told that we needed to "Grow up" and stop letting our "imagination run wild."
But what if our imagination served a larger purpose other then to entertain ourselves when we were younger?
Did you ever have an imagination that made some things seem very real?
Did certain things occur in your lifetime that couldn't be explained other then what your imagination told you?
I know our imagination helps us create new things and ideas/inventions, etc..... but what about during this time in our youths that seems so much more powerful then today in our lives?
Was it a sense that allowed us to see things that older people couldn't because they wasted their imagination's core function through oppression from society like what occured to us? (If you don't exercise something, it goes to waste or weakens)
Besides talking about imagination, this topic can go in any direction......
Yeah, inference (or imagination) is an excellent philosophical topic. I call it inference because I think imagination is really a measurement of someone's capacity for inference. Not to say it is a qualitative measurement, its really more like technique or Tao. The "way" you infer determines when and where people apply the "imagination run wild" axiom to you.