The Magic Of Belief

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“If you have built castles in the air, 
your work need not be lost; 
that is where they should be. 
Now put the foundations under them."

— Henry David Thoreau

“I couldn’t wait for success, 
so I went ahead without it."

— Jonathan Winters

“Plant the seed of desire in your mind, 
and it forms a nucleus with power 
to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment."

— Robert Collier

[I published this 2-18-10. Just imagine what is new since then!]

The difference between a passing fancy and an exciting reality is belief. Some of the strangest, most far-fetched ideas have become a reality through belief where almost everyone before the reality thought it was impossible or at best improbable.

Some of these things are:

·                     Electricity

·                     Airplanes

·                     Jet Airplanes

·                     Rocket ships

·                     Space Travel

·                     Refrigeration

·                     Air Conditioners

·                     Vacuum Cleaners

·                     Automobiles

·                     Power tools

·                     Prefabricated Housing

·                     Camping Trailers

·                     Steel Reinforced Concrete

·                     Computers

·                     The Internet

·                     The Typewriter

·                     Adding Machines

·                     Electronic Calculators

·                     The Transistor

·                     The Stereo

·                     The Telephone

·                     The Phonograph

·                     CD’s

·                     DVD’s

·                     Blue-Ray

·                     Plywood

·                     Plastic

·                     Nylon, Rayon & Other Man-Made Fabric

·                     Modems

·                     Movies

·                     Video Games

·                     Frozen Food

·                     Soft Drinks

·                     Lithium-Ion Batteries

·                     Cellular Telephones

·                     Wireless Devices

·                     Bulldozers

·                     LED

·                     Radio

·                     Television

·                     Electric Guitars

·                     Guitar Amplifiers

·                     Electronic Speakers

·                     Exercise Treadmills

·                     Electric Lights

·                     Microwave Ovens

·                     Nuclear Power

·                     Cable TV

·                     Credit Cards

·                     Debit Cards

·                     GPS Systems

·                     Electric Dishwashers

·                     Power Tools

·                     Pickup Trucks

·                     Balloon Tires

·                     Vick’s VapoRub

·                     Aspirin

·                     CAT Scans

·                     MRI Machines

·                     Lasers

These are just what I could come up with in about 5 minutes, and I’ve barely scratched the surface. Can you imagine living in the 16th century telling someone about the CD player? Or even plywood? Bizarre. They might want to hurt you. Or how about even a short time ago, like say, 1969 when we landed a man on the moon to think of personal computers. They didn’t even exist then. I bought my first computer in about 1984, and it was an Apple II+ with 64k memory. That is laughable now. But then, it was all the rage. Just to think of computers alone and how far they have come in less than 25 years is mind-boggling.

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