Our daughter Tori just passed her Masters defense. One of the members of her committee sent her a nice note of congratulations.
She concluded the note by saying “Best wishes in the journey to come. Continue to stay wise, safe and realistically idealistic – is there any better oxymoron?”
I thought about it … what a wonderful phrase
It got me thinking
Realistically Idealistic – a dreamer who does
Realistically Idealistic – a whole brain thinker to use the language of Ned Herrmann.
Realistically Idealistic – a 20 Something, 30 Something, 40 Something, 50 Something, 60 Something, 70 Something, 80 something or 90 something who hasn’t given up on changing the world – from small steps come great things.
Realistically Idealistic – someone who doesn’t believe in whining.
Key is to keep the two in balance…we don’t want too much realism or idealism – we need BOTH!