Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Do you agree or disagree?
I certainly don’t call myself an academic. I wasn’t academic at school, although, in saying that, high school was a complete fucking nightmare and nothing but 6 years of emotional abuse and bullying, so I really wanted nothing to do with it.
I’m a creative person.
The statement is a catch-22 to me.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Without imagination, where is the creativity? Where is the innovation? Where is the artistic expression. Without imagination, my view is that the world would just be cold and clinical. People would do as they were told and nobody would question anything. It would function like clockwork. No emotion. Lifeless and boring.
Knowledge is more important that imagination. Imaginative people are just careless and care-free. They have no structure. Without knowledge, there would be no laws / legislation to determine right and wrong. Knowledge is the foundation of science, and without science we have nothing. Well, not unless you believe in Jebus?
So I can’t answer this and just pick one, when I can argue for both sides.
But if I had to pick one, I’d still pick imagination.