The Impossible is an Idea

Many people talk about what is impossible. The implication is that you should not even attempt to try the impossible. It is a proscription for action.

The problem is that when you never attempt the impossible, you are relegated to the possible. Both are concepts, but the problem is, people tend to make realities out of ideas; because it dominates their thinking and so determines their actions.

By and large, as stated, the impossible is an idea. Which means, actually, it is not true. It is thinking and not truth.

The possible is a set of patterns found to be acceptable, comfortable, easy. The impossible seems scary, is unacceptable, not respectable.

The possible is fear, repression, security. But, in the end, it is struggle; a struggle to maintain what is established constantly opposed to the desire to go beyond what is acceptable.

Featured image: By Afrin Oishy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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