This assertion belongs to Albert Einstein and I do believe that in life imagination is more important than knowledge. But in my opinion, another important thing that goes together with imagination and knowledge is intelligence. This contributes to our behaviour in society, to our integration in different groups of people and helps us manage in extreme situations of our life.
First of all, imagination can be noticed mostly at intelligent persons. However, everybody has a certain degree of imagination, be it higher or slower. Consequently, each one of us uses his imagination in the every day life and contributes at making different inventions, some of them being very useful to the mankind. Here we can mention the discoveries that men of science and not only ha
ve invented for the benefit of the developing of society: the bulb, the radio, the telephone, the steam, the internet and so on.
On the contrary, knowledge is important but only if people know how to apply it in different fields of activity. However, one has to be intelligent enough and have imagination in order to achieve his goals in life.
According to all these, I believe that imagination undergoes knowledge, the latter needing learning and time in order to be achieved, whereas the former appears as the result of one's degree of intelligence.
We can take as an eloquent example of both imagination and knowledge the rapid development of the Japanese society. People here are very intelligent and have known to take advantage of this and modernize their society. Therefore, they've organized their market economy using the experiences of the west countries, the ground army has been established by following the French and German styles. The military navy and the parliamentary regime took over the English system and the American one in the field of education. Hence, all of these factors were put into functioning taking also into consideration the Japanese specific culture and traditions.
But if we were to conclude asking if Albert Einstein was right or no, we can only say that it all depends on whom we ask, what we ask about and when, because the complexity buried in the scientist's assertion is straightly connected to personality, culture or mentalities.
Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge by Cristina Nuta for FamousWhy.com
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