There are several things in Thomas Freidman's book "The World is Flat" which I was deeply influenced by. I did not mark up the book but I wish that I had because now I feel I need to re-read it just to mark up the sections which I want to remember for the rest of my life. Near the end of the book he makes note that when a country has more memories than dreams it is in decline. I just recalled that and wanted to make sure that I would remember that to put it into a sermon one day.

Do I have mostly memories or dreams? Am I looking backwards to the "great past" or looking toward the future of what could be?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein