Dear Jon . . . (#12) Re: Imagining All the People

BY JON PILL

You’ve got mail! Well, not you. Me, really, but you can read it too.

Dear Jon,

I think that I mostly agree with your thoughts there. There is a lot you say about how words can divide us. How they frustrate debate or inflame resentment. I wanted to engage with this by talking about how words can do the opposite – specifically in relation to the imagination. What you termed: thinking about Others complexly. The imagination is often a slave of the passions too – it can both be something that spurs us onto the better futures that we see for ourselves, or can twist the facts to create parallel universes. . .[click here for the rest]”

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