izhilzha (izhilzha) wrote,

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A necessarily paradoxical thought

Idealism is great...as long as you realize that we have to live in the world as it is, and work with that, rather than demanding a non-existent utopia.

Sometimes idealism and national myths need deconstructing...but if we ever lose track of the stories that teach us to be better than we are, we will be utterly lost.

"We act as if the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be." --Angel
Tags: contemplative, quotey, real life

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