Wishful thinking has always figured in human affairs. When the imagination finds no satisfaction in existing reality, it seeks refuge in wishfully constructed places and periods. Myths, fairy-tales, other-worldly promises of religion, humanistic fantasies, travel romances, have been continually changing expressions of that which was lacking in actual life.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
It seeks refuge in wishfully constructed places and periods
From Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim (sociologist).