Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not. (George Bernard Shaw, 19th & 20th centuries Irish playwright)
Every day seems to bring new inventions and radical changes in modern society. We might be curious about those things and want to know how they were discovered and for what purpose. Shaw takes a different tack and seems to urge us to dream about things that haven’t yet been discovered or brought to life, encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit to search for them.
Whatever exists is far off and most profound— who can discover it? . . . “Look,” says the Teacher, “this is what I have discovered: “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things. (Ecclesiastes 7:24, 27).