noun: imagination; plural noun: imaginations
the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
One of the major benefits of encouraging children to read is their better mastery of the imagination. Stories train and improve our imagination in the same way sessions at the gym improve our muscles. And imagination is important in all aspects of life.
How do you judge the possible consequences of your choice in an election? How do you decide what to cook for dinner? How do you empathise and connect with other people?
Imagining is being aware of possible outcomes, it’s a game of cause and effect.
It’s not all about invisible friends and faeries.