If there is no vision the people will perish
So what exactly does this proverb mean?
Well, simply put, a dream goal fantasy idea whatever you want to call it has to start with a feeling that turns into a thought that grows into an idea that is fed by a strong urge, which some people refer to as passion that manifests into a vision.
A few definitions of vision I have found:
1. The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
2. The mental image produced by the imagination.
3. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight.
4. The faculty of sight
5. Something that is or has been seen.
Imagine our world if Ben Franklin, MLK, Sojurner Truth, The Wright Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Oprah, Steve Jobs...I could go on and on. Each of these individuals had at some point or another fantacized about their achievements. Because they decided to leave fantasy island and manifest their ideas, humanity has been the lucky beneficiary. They have contributed to the evolution of man. Manifesting their visions caused ripple affects. Inspiring and igniting more visions for others. Think about this; Ben Franklin discovered electricity, because of this discovery we are able plug our lights, power up computers, watch tv, toast bread; charge our phones and the list goes on. Imagine what life would be like if Ben Franklin chose to not honor his vision. What kind of world would we live in.
Do not be afraid of your vision. You never know how you might benefit the world you live in.