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Unread 27th November 2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Albert Einstein was the one who was quoted saying, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." How do you feel about this?

Albert Einstein was considered a genius and at times he could not even figure out how to do the math to solve the equations he came up with. He had to find others to help him with finding answers to math equations. Whats strange is, Albert Einstein would imagine sitting on a ray of light and would compare situations- and would be able to come up with solutions to problems by using his imagination. This isn't really scientific is it?

He also said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Is he saying that logical problems need a more creative solution by using the imagination?

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For those interested in heart- and brain connections and why emotions are important, you can check out this non-for profit research site:

Research: Science of the Heart

Here's a quick run down of what you'll learn:

The heart communicates with the brain and body in four ways:
  • Neurological communication (nervous system)
  • Biophysical communication (pulse wave)
  • Biochemical communication (hormones)
  • Energetic communication (electromagnetic fields)
"The heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. This field, measured in the form of an electrocardiogram (ECG), can be detected anywhere on the surface of the body. Furthermore, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 5,000 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain, and can be detected a number of feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometers"

Could the energy the heart produces, that extends around our body- be the aura that people see? Which is how they are able to tell your emotional well being and read you? Is this one way how the "law of attraction" might work by using your emotional energy and the universal mind?

Here's a quick vidoe related to this stuff:

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning | Edutopia
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Hi MaskedMarketer

Thanks for your post and links. I like these things.

I believe the heart is the life as far as mortal life is concerned. And talking about the brain.....Yes it is another important aspect of our lives too coz without the brain operating in good shape so to say...then our body won't be in good shape.

That being said......The Most Important aspect that defines who we are is our Mind. (That aspect of our lives that is outside our mortality.)

So the mind is the contributor to the law of attraction. The mind feeds the mortal brain, which feeds the heart and our entire body. So all battles are won or lost in the Mind. Everything that takes place in the mind......automatically connects with the brain and the brain processes everything to our heart via the spinal code and the entire body.

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I really think that it depends upon the way each individual learns. Some people are very good at looking at things and problems in their mind and solving them right away, while others prefer seeing with their eyes and solving that way.
It's like making an outline when you do an essay; others (maybe like Albert Einstein) can look at the topic, twirl in in their head and come up with 1500 words easy, without having to do drafts.
Others people's minds just don't work that way, but still it doesn't mean they won't get the right ideas out.
Also, i think that imagination is innate in all of us, just needs to be developed for it to become creativity. Knowledge stems from all the things that we learn and experience and it's part and parcel of solving problems. You'll need the fundamentals before you can start trying out other ways that might work.
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He had to find others to help him with finding answers to math equations.
You know

I think this is (see quote) exactly why he was so successful.

You will be successful if your realize your weaknesses and try to solve them one way or the other; either by filling the lack of information by yourself... or by finding somebody to do the work for you (while you sit next to him and learn and try to understand... so this is not the sense as managers sit and command people what to do)

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Good stuff. This can be useful for someone who want to improve oneself. Knowing the brain and its power is key to optimizing it.

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They say that if you can imagine it, then 'it' can be. Must be more powerful than knowledge, because knowledge is about what is known (and been), imagination is about what is to be. All the best, allenjohn
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Hi MaskedMarketer

Thanks for your post and links. I like these things.

So the mind is the contributor to the law of attraction. The mind feeds the mortal brain, which feeds the heart and our entire body. So all battles are won or lost in the Mind. Everything that takes place in the mind......automatically connects with the brain and the brain processes everything to our heart via the spinal code and the entire body.

I hope that helps a bit.
I knew people here would probably find it interesting- especially with the scientific research backing it- not just "hype"

From the way I understand it- our energy which the heart produces (and other energies we have) that extend around our body is what attracts the certain type of people (like attracting like). The universal mind also plays a role in attracting likes and I believe the universal mind is the actual co-coordinator of these situations.

So, it is the mind (thoughts) and heart (feelings) that contribute to the law of attraction. Remember, your heart and brain are constantly communicating and effecting each other- it is not a one way street.


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I really think that it depends upon the way each individual learns. Some people are very good at looking at things and problems in their mind and solving them right away, while others prefer seeing with their eyes and solving that way.
It's like making an outline when you do an essay; others (maybe like Albert Einstein) can look at the topic, twirl in in their head and come up with 1500 words easy, without having to do drafts.
Others people's minds just don't work that way, but still it doesn't mean they won't get the right ideas out.
Also, i think that imagination is innate in all of us, just needs to be developed for it to become creativity. Knowledge stems from all the things that we learn and experience and it's part and parcel of solving problems. You'll need the fundamentals before you can start trying out other ways that might work.
Everyone does learn differently and should be using whatever works for them. Some people are more creative then others, but we can develop our creativity if it is lacking. The key is using imagination which everyone has.

Imagination is a right brain function and knowledge or logic is a left brain function. We all have both

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I think this is (see quote) exactly why he was so successful.

You will be successful if your realize your weaknesses and try to solve them one way or the other; either by filling the lack of information by yourself... or by finding somebody to do the work for you (while you sit next to him and learn and try to understand... so this is not the sense as managers sit and command people what to do)

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Anna,

Excellent point.

This is used in business too. One persons weakness could be anothers strong point- isn't that how we would do a joint venture here?

Maybe you're a good webmaster and designer and I'm a good product creator/copy writer. Thats a team there and can leverage each other..

Its about leverage of time, money, and efforts...


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They say that if you can imagine it, then 'it' can be. Must be more powerful than knowledge, because knowledge is about what is known (and been), imagination is about what is to be. All the best, allenjohn
I never thought of it like that Allen, excellent point...

This is how "anything" is possible- through the imagination...
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Most of the time we try to solve a problem with a defined answer. Sometimes we need to completely turn away from the problem and ask "what else is possible?"


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I knew people here would probably find it interesting- especially with the scientific research backing it- not just "hype"

From the way I understand it- our energy which the heart produces (and other energies we have) that extend around our body is what attracts the certain type of people (like attracting like). The universal mind also plays a role in attracting likes and I believe the universal mind is the actual co-coordinator of these situations.

So, it is the mind (thoughts) and heart (feelings) that contribute to the law of attraction. Remember, your heart and brain are constantly communicating and effecting each other- it is not a one way street.
I do agree it's not a one way street. But the feeling in the body is triggered by how your brain reacts to situations, and those situations stems from the MIND. (The subconcious part in most cases). So the Mind feeds the interpretation of an action and the brain gives reaction to the rest of the body via the central nervous system which has a fundamental role in the control of behavior.

So yes it's not one way system. for us to see you reacting we can only see what is going inside of you through your mortal body. But the Mind is the Player.

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I do agree it's not a one way street. But the feeling in the body is triggered by how your brain reacts to situations, and those situations stems from the MIND. (The subconcious part in most cases).
So the Mind feeds the interpretation of an action and the brain gives reaction to the rest of the body via the central nervous system which has a fundamental role in the control of behavior.
You make a great point- but let me counter act

A lot of what we're saying is based on beliefs and opinions- and im sure there is much we already do not know, so lets see where this takes us...

I do think both the mind and and heart are both equally important...
You give a great example of the science behind how our emotions work (on a physical level)..

And lot also stems exactly from the heart, emotions, our soul/spirit.


Check out the info below:

Heart and Brain: How are your Heart and Brain connected to God?

What is the brain�s unique role in connecting a human being to what
many call God? New scientific information about the human heart identifies
it as the very first connection point between the physical body
and its Creator source
. Amazing recent evidence indicates that the heart begins
to beat in the unborn fetus even before the brain is formed so it appears
that the heart truly holds primary status as the initiator of human life.

Science and Spirituality: How are your Heart and Brain connected to God?

You say your mind feeds the brain- well so does the heart- which is connected to your spirit/soul/god..


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So yes it's not one way system. for us to see you reacting we can only see what is going inside of you through your mortal body. But the Mind is the Player.
The Mind is A Player.

But Who is the ultimate player?

That would be GOD- The HEART. - take it up with Him

You're heart thinks(60% or more made of neurons-like the brain) then the heart feeds its own thoughts and emotions, feelings, ect to the direct source and to the brain/mind... In other words, the Heart is a Mini Brain in itself and has its own emotions that effects the brain...

BTW- you provide great insight to keep this going- I just can't see the Mind being more important than our direct connection to god-?
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"Research in neuro-cardiology has pointed out that the heart is the major governor of intelligence. It is the heart that has the ability to respond in a way that is "most intelligent" for the well-being of the body. The brain has a way of "intellectualizing" and getting us in trouble, you may have noticed." Joseph Chilton Pearce: HeartMath and the Magical Child - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling - 10/14/97

You're heart has brain cells- it thinks..

Now, has something ever not felt right to you? Maybe intuition?

Where do you think those irrational feelings come from?

Maybe the heart ? Because its thinking for you , if you realize it or not.

Maybe Its your higher self - connecting to your heart- telling you something in for form of feelings or pciture symbols?

Maybe that's how psychics can feel things right before they happen?

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If, by now, you don't believe the Heart dwarfs the mind in caparison, then you probably didn't read or check out the links I've provided.

Scientific Research, clearly shows the heart is the source.

"Since emotional processes can work faster than the mind, it takes a power stronger than the mind to bend perception, override emotional circuitry, and provide us with intuitive feeling instead. It takes the power of the heart."
—Doc Childre, Founder, Institute of HeartMath

Numerous experiments have now demonstrated that the messages the heart sends the brain affect our perceptions, mental processes, feeling states and performance in profound ways. Our research suggests that the heart communicates information relative to emotional state (as reflected by patterns in heart rate variability) to the cardiac center of the brain stem (medulla), which in turn feeds into the intralaminar nuclei of the thalamus and the amygdala. These areas are directly connected to the base of the frontal lobes, which are critical for decision making and the integration of reason and feeling. The intralaminar nuclei send signals to the rest of the cortex to help synchronize cortical activity, thus providing a pathway and mechanism to explain how the heart’s rhythms can alter brainwave patterns and thereby modify brain function.
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Albert Einstein was the one who was quoted saying, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." How do you feel about this?

Innovation is less reliant on memory than it does creative, intuitive thought. What has been established in memory and regurgitates itself in the form of a thought seeks to define possibility when, in the act of thinking, you lean upon what you already know. A thought that tells you what is possible is a deception - because it is only a thought. Reality is much, much bigger than a thought can encompass.

When you sit in the quiet to think using a HIGHER, QUIET form of imagination born of single-minded concentration, your mind doesn't reach down into memory to recycle old assumptions, but opens and expands to perceive new possibility.

Despite odd rumors to the contrary, Albert Einstein has a majestic, powerful talent at Mental Concentration, and put it to effective use each day to change the world while sitting in a comfortable chair.

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Great post, Thank you for sharing
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Sometimes imagination can offer us more alternatives than our knowledges - it's natural, you know always lesser than you can imagine. If so - you get more answers using your imagination. Knowledges are great when you solve some simple problems. Answering great questions requires imagination.
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Can you survive in these days with the ability of 'Imagination'? Or 'Knowledge?
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I like being imaginative with my knowledge.
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Imagine will help you but knowledge is important. Without knowledge, imagination may be baseless.
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I'll start this one out. Knowledge is more important: without knowledge our whole society would crumble. Imagination is the icing on the cake.
You can survive with out being the most knowlegeable. We have people to outsource that work and machines to do it. Knowlege is abundant.

Imagination is not as easily outsourceable (if at all in most/ or some cases). If you like economics and research trends then this might interest you: Amazon.com: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers...Amazon.com: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers...
You'll understand why the knowlege trends are fading away in the US
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I never ever said knowlege wasn't important....
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I prefer to imagine anything with proper knowledge.
Yes, One can survive in this world without the bookish knowledge but he can imagine anything.
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Although I'm not 100% sure what he meant I think the most crucial thing he ever said was: "The most important thing for a person to decide is whether or not The Universe is a friendly place." I think people absolutely must understand that The Universe can be cruel, hostile, competitive, operates on hierarchies, the most intelligent are superior, while deciding that you're going to be friendly and operate from the perspective that The Universe is a friendly place.


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Interesting post. Imagination is the key and I guess it depends on the definition of knowledge to say it is more important. The reason I say that is to me the imagination is the gateway to the unconscious mind. The interface between the conscious and the unconscious.

In one way it is the language of the unconscious mind but it can also be brought into play by the conscious mind, so I call it an interface point. When you consciously use your imagination, the unconscious part of the brain will be delighted and if you're lucky grant you access to it's vast storage of "knowledge."

Sometimes this knowledge is instant insight to an existing problem that the conscious mind "knowledge" is stuck on. Or it can bubble up through the imagination portal to suddenly be an idea that pops into conscious realization. This can happen through dreams, daydreams, answers at the right time, etc.

I really enjoyed your heart connection information and will look into it further, thanks for the info. I used to research SQUID magnometers back when they were low temperature and was fascinated by the possibilities. To me these tools provide the missing information in researching "thoughts are things."

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Interesting post. Imagination is the key and I guess it depends on the definition of knowledge to say it is more important. The reason I say that is to me the imagination is the gateway to the unconscious mind. The interface between the conscious and the unconscious.
Hey Buckapple,

Knowledge is very much important, but imagination is more important as it concerns me. Not only did the genius Einstein say it, but here's an example of WHY imagination is more important in today's reality.

Knowledge is more of a "left brain" activity. Meaning logical , linear, sequential, analytical thinking. A career that comes to mind, might be an accountant. Accounts run numbers. Its knowledge based and not much creativity or imagination is used in accounting. Because its knowledge based, it can EASILY be OUTSOURCED or AUTOMATED.

Its happening right now. Millions of Americans have used AUTOMATED SOFTWARE (turbo tax)to do there accounting purposes, thus replacing there accountant to do there taxes. The same thing is happening with lawyers.

Now, "right brain" activities that use imagination, can not be outsourced. Creativity, of the right brain, is not outsourcable (while getting the same results). It can not be set into a routine to be automated or outsourced.

If knowlege can be outsourced and automated (making it cheaper) and creativity can not be outsourced while getting the same results (making it more expensive) , then to me, creativity/imagination is more important. And this is what Einstein knew.

If understanding these concepts of knowledge automation and outsourcing interests you, then i'd suggest picking up Daniel pinks "Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future" book AND the DVD would be worth getting. He explains and creates a valid argument that "left brain" activities will be outsourced and automated, leaving entire industries , hurting, in the US.


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You seem to be suggesting that one is more important than the other. I think that they work together. One is more important in a certain situation. And sometimes they're both important.

Like I mentioned you can be imaginative your with knowledge. For example I couldn't pull out a creative and profitable ad campaign (using my imagination) without some basic knowledge of the fundamentals of advertising, psychology, and marketing. Or perhaps I could but generally speaking I'd be more successful with some knowledge. A person's "right brain/heart/imagination/unconscious/creativity" is equally important as a person's "left brain/thinking/conscious/organization."

Personally I think that Einstein was very good at Mathematics. Probably in the top percentage of people on the planet. It was because the kind of Mathematics he was practicing were very complicated.

Sometimes the best way to come up with a brilliant idea is to feed your “left brain” with information, knowledge, and logic and then let you’re “right brain” assimilate and create something.


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You seem to be suggesting that one is more important than the other. I think that they work together. One is more important in a certain situation. And sometimes they're both important.
For those looking to create better businesses, imagination is more important than knowledge. Big businesses know tihs (GM, Proctor GAmble, ect).

They are BOTH important, but imagination more so, now.

if you want a better understand of why imagination matters more to your profits then read the book I suggest above. im not here to convince anyone of anything but only to share the knowledge thats out there. and for profits, imagination is more important. thats just my opinion.

I Do not need to know SEO, banner advertising, PPC, because all that can be outsourced.


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For example I couldn't pull out a creative and profitable ad campaign (using my imagination) without some basic knowledge of the fundamentals of advertising, psycology, and marketing.
I agree. Just because I say imagination is more important, doesn't mean knowlege isn't important. Some people automatically assume that and thats not true.

I say knowledge IS important. Just not AS important (in my view) and the view of Big Businesses.

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Also, the knowledge of psychology is not as important as using psychology. Lets say I want to target a market and use psychology. I could take all the facts and knowledge about that market (thats available to anyone, basically) - but when you activate your imagination and use empathy, and get inside that persons mind, in theres shoes, to experience there reality, thats using imagination, and its more powerful than the knowledge. Knowledge is important, but in my opinion its not as important anymore.


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I say knowledge IS important. Just not AS important (in my view) and the view of Big Businesses.
Hmm. I'd probably go along with that. Depends what you mean. Very interesting thread and I'll probably read that book because it sounds fascinating.


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Knowledge and education FEEDS Imagination.

Try it by reading a book and see the scenes in your mind.
Especially if it's a book related to your business; check the
ideas your imagination will spark.

Education boosts the whole thing.

Simple.

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Hmm. I'd probably go along with that. Depends what you mean. Very interesting thread and I'll probably read that book because it sounds fascinating.
Hey Zig,

There is also the DVD version which he gives a good presentation on.

I'm a right brain guy, but daniel graduated law school and is a left brain guy, so theres no bias here, lol..

The idea is this:

We are moving from information age into a conceptual age. And technology is changing the game, even more rapidly as technology keeps changing. ( we see how fast 'IM' changes due to technology alone).

In history we can see the Agriculture Age (farmers) give way to the Industrial age (factory workers). Now, as technology changes, it begins to replace humans and factory workers are fading away to the information age, or the "knowledge workers".

When factory workers are giving way to "knowledge workers" (because of technology) I would say "knowledge" would be more "important" at that time because of the shift in economy/technology. Certainly doing factory/labor work isn't as important now, because the information age has emerged and that's what is more in demand. That's where the profits are.

Daniel's argument is that we are moving from the information age to a conceptual age (creators and empathizer's). Now, if we are moving from a "knowledge" worker, to "creators and empathizer's" - this means knowlege will become "less important" (because of the abundance).

Heres a quote from his book

"We've moved from an economy built on peoples backs to an economy built on peoples left brains to waht is emerging today: an economy and society built more and more on peoples right brains."

Neuroscientists research shows more people in the US are showing symptoms of ADD/ADHD and its increasing (25% in US). ADD/ADHD is a right brain personality. This just shows more evidence that right brain activity is becoming more abundant in the US.

And knowlege is still as important as it was, but big business are competetiing on "creativity" and not logic. GM says they are in the "arts and entertainment" business. This means they emphasize more on creativity than pure logic to build cars.

He says the scariest word to those in the US is "Routine". Because if something can be broken down into a set of steps and a routine, it can be outsourced or automated (means you might lose your job or business)!

Like for lawyers, if you're a divorce lawyer charging 1k-2k-3k you have competition online that will do it for $250. Reason is , it can be broken down to sets of steps and a routine. Meaning its out sourceable or can be automated. And just like technology replaced factory workers, they are replacing knowlege workers, like divorce lawyers. Making knowlege less expensive because of its abundance.

3 things are effecting this economy shift from informaiton age to conceptual age: Abundance, Asia, and Automation.

And if you want to "survive" this economic times, you must ask yourself 3 questions:

1. Can someone overseas do it cheaper?
2. Can a comptuer do it faster?
3. Is waht I'm offering in demand in the age of abundance?

Research shows that over the last 50 years or so, the US has had more prosperity, but WE ARE NOT HAPPIER. Not only does research show this, but he points us to the book- "Purpose Driven Life"- Because its has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for advice books for one of the longest periods in history, while also becoming arguably one of the best-selling non-fiction books of all time, topping the Wall Street Journal best seller charts as well as Publishers Weekly charts with over 20 million copies sold worldwide.

Obviously, we can see what is in demand , right now. Any business would want to go after industries in demand, not ones that are fading away like factory workers. And the book seperates from whats in demand and whats not. Check it out. I prefer the video, but the book has a lot more "meat" in it...

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Knowledge and education FEEDS Imagination.

Try it by reading a book and see the scenes in your mind.
Especially if it's a book related to your business; check the
ideas your imagination will spark.

Education boosts the whole thing.

Simple.
thanks for the obvious statement. I've read many books to understand how it works.


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I agree with the article and statement:

" Imagination is where all things are created first " then we bring them to the world .


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Knowledge is a limiting factor. It's a tool that can takes us so far. It's needed as a springboard, but imagination allows us to expand our limits.

We all operate on limited knowledge. Imagination allows us to move beyond those limits.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
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Knowledge is limited to what is known... Imagination has no limits.

So in order to garner new knowledge and to add to the current knowledge base imagination must be used.
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I agree with Albert Einstein. According to me your imaginations and your thoughts speak for and lead to the final results. Thoughts lead to Feelings, feelings lead to Actions and actions lead to Results.

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