Although some instances in life require seriousness, an idealistic vision of the world is an important aspect as well. We all know how life goes. Some days we feel as happy as a clam. Other days, well, let’s just say we can’t wait for tomorrow to come. Now, those are the kinds of days in which an imaginary view of the world might come in handy.
Don Quixote is a great example of this. He lives in his own imaginary world, where he creates everything to his liking. His view of the world made most people think he was completely mad. What they didn’t realize is that he was actually doing this for the good of not only himself, but the others around him also. Don Quixote raised Eldonza’s self esteem by simply recognizing her as not just a maid, but an actual lady. His fantasy included Eldonza as his lady, whom he called Dolcenaya. Don Quixote’s creative imagination made what was an awful place, full of deceivery and despair, into a place where good would always reign supreme.
The same concept can be put into our everyday lives. I’m definitely not saying we all should think of ourselves as knights, but we should grasp the perspective of Don Quixote. Sure, having an idealistic view of the world might not really solve anything, but it will make you happier, and possibly cause the happiness of others around you. The semester tests, for instance. I will inevitably have to take them, but if I think of them as just a simple worksheet I might not worry about them as much.
Seeing everything as it really is may be hard at times, but disguising it as something you want it to be, is ten times easier. This could be argued as the easy way out, but I disagree. I mean, life is short, don’t you want it to be as enjoyable as possible? So, be serious when the time calls for it, but don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Its your life, design it the way you want it.
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