Visionaries and Pioneers.
|By mgib||Any conquest of human kind (unexplored spaces, science,
philosophy) was done with the help of these both "species". The Internet
and the concept of virtual community are in this case.
Visionaries bring the idea, the spirit, the concept, that is the
vision. Pioneers invent, explore, create. The former without the
latter only bring us dreams we can read in their books.
Dreams and expectations are never met. That's how we always go
foward. Would the dream happen, we imagine an unreachable "better" as a
goal. But visionaries (and even more pioneers) aren't unrealistic. They
know the borderline of a dream which has a chance to become true. Now,
the less the explored dimension is linked with the existing, the more they
know they may dare. Also aware the more reality may end up farther from
the dream. But this is a risk they accept and it is the real challenge.
But the real challenge for visionaries and pioneers comes with
the gap between the dream and reality. What's hard to stand is the size
of the gap, no matter how daring the dream was.
We have to understand such a gap doesn't only come from any low
probability of situations we can't master or couldn't foresee. Often we
fill this gap with "dust" we bring from the old dimension.
How do visionaries and pioneers face this situation? The great
ones still hang on their dreams and don't give up, but have the courage
to face obstacles. To use their aura and influence to denounce and fight
what is spoiling the dream. The others who can't cope with it, selfishly
shelter themselves in a dream of the dream.
Probably Christopher Columbus didn't want it. Nevertheless the Holy Inquisition followed his track quickly. I dunno how much he accpeted it, or closed his eyes. I should look at history books. Anyway, it wasn't just bad luck. The seed of the "desease" was already on the Santa Maria he lead. Passive complicity at least. They couldn't get rid of the "dust". Maybe it was too hard, but did they really try?
Now, I was speaking of real visionaries and pioneers. Great or ordinary ones. But there are too some black sheep who dress up as visionaries or pioneers to make their monkey business. But it's another story.
Any resemblance to real AW-citizens and/or situations might be duely
maintained by Tripper.
Material Copyright © 1998 Simon Says