When Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” what did he mean? Is he right?
Though his statement seems to fly in the face of modern thinking, I think he’s absolutely right.
This morning I was fishing with my kids, their cousins and Grandpa. When we came back to the house, Grandma asked if we’d caught anything. The kids were clamoring over each other’s words to tell her how many fish, how big and how awesome their results were. Grandma’s wide eyes darted back and forth but in the end, all she really knew was that they caught something.
Then Grandpa walked over with his camera. As he flipped through the photos, Grandma instantly knew what kind of fish, how many, how big and yes, how awesome.
The pictures were far more valuable than the data. And I believe that’s a universal truth.