Instead of being viewed as a core human power, imagination is usually relegated to the status of “a toy for children.”
Upon attaining the status of “mature adult,” a person is expected to offload remnants of imagination and get down to the serious business of living.
This means fitting in, finding a niche, specializing, and “making himself useful.”
These factors eventually add up to existing in a hypnotic state.
If there is rescue, it is framed in terms of some external force that delivers a longed-for prize.
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