When Robinson says, “It’s crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better,” I agree. In order to want to see better, you have to think better. Your thoughts always should come before action. Therefore, this statement makes complete sense because we need imaginers to have a creative vision. It will keep this world going round.
Is utopian thinking the key to overcoming a dystopia? Hmmmmm. This makes me think of the question, “Is optimistic thinking the key to overcoming pessimistic views?” I do think that utopian thinking is a component of overcoming a dystopia, but I do not know if I would consider it to be the KEY. You can have 1000 utopian thinkers and 5 dystopian thinkers and the society can still be considered a dystopia. It kind of relates to the “one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch” ideal. At this point in life, I wonder if it is even realistic to overcome this dystopia we live in? We have come so far in the world as a dystopian society that it has been a progressive dystopia. I feel as though, we are not moving toward a utopia, and there are numerous people that have utopian thinking. There needs to be action and change in addition to this thinking.