The Human Imagination

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The imagination is a wonderful escapism that allows one to deal with reality in another form. Through the imagination one has the ability to sustain reality, especially in a situation of trauma or abuse. On the other hand, some people believe that the imagination perpetuates and inhibits reality, and can leave oneself with an illusory existence. The imagination can be present in many forms and can aid in the healthy development of oneself in all stages of life. As a child, the imagination opens up the brain to new experiences and fantasies that most children never experience due to a limited structure. Due to crime and heightened parenting, children are forced into a more limited structure, and many are unable to play outside alone or be a part from their parents. The use of imagination can help with the experiences that may be hindered by the societal constraints of reality. As we grow older, society dictates that it is less acceptable to use our imagination in the way that a child would. We often hear about teenagers and the use of their imagi...
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