Is it that the idealist dreams, and always hopes for more,
And that the realist accepts things as they are, and continually moves forward?
Now of the two, which is living?
One chasing, one settling, both could be depressing without contentment.
Which is the way to live?
Can one be a realist in a constantly changing reality?
Can one be an idealist in an obviously flawed reality?
If an idealist means one who is hopeful about reality,
then I am an idealist.
If a realist is one who accepts reality and sees the possibility of change,
then I am a realist.
Or perhaps I need not the categorization of either terms.
Simply this is who I am, and accept that reality is my perception towards it.
“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” – Proverbs 14:4 NLT
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…” – John Milton, Paradise Lost