[INFP] "A dream that can change something"

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This is a discussion on "A dream that can change something" within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; At the end of the last semester, we could write something, anything about "a dream/wish that could change something". Of ...

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    "A dream that can change something"

    At the end of the last semester, we could write something, anything about "a dream/wish that could change something".

    Of course, for the majority, it was rather boring, there have been countless stories about a character that really wished for something and achieved it, I was depressed at the time and wrote something about wishless hopelessness, because when you wish for nothing, it's somehow hopeless... I'm babbling alerady.

    Anyways, I found the idea interesting - can you change the real world with your thoughts alone? How far do you have to go to make a change? How much do you have to sacrifice from your ideal to fine-tune your idea into the reality?

    I'm still on it after a rather long time... So I wanted to ask you - have you alerady made a wish or had a dream that changed something? Did you see the world around you changing with just an idea?

    This was alerady submitted into INFJ subforum but I thought this is something that would interest INFPs as well.



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    INFP - The Idealists

    One day I decided that the focus of my ideologies should be keeping my personal world in a balance of good holding its own against 'evil' as it were, instead of being perfect with sunshine and rainbows and overpowering darkness. Acknowledging that problems exist and that they will persist lowered my expectations of my life and self and as a result, I was less disappointed with life. So yes, ideas can change things, seocndarily, mostly through a change of perspective :)

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    As it was said above, a change of perspective is certainly all that is needed to see the world change around you. Is the world changing in the grand scheme of the universe? Most likely not, but it can easily change for one when they view it through a different pair of glasses, per se. The real change you make does lie within your thoughts, and the amount needed to change the real world is the amount of a dream/feeling that moves you to physically do something great (or terrible).

    On a personal note, a few months ago, something just changed in me, and I, the once young and naļve girl whom thought the world and the people in it were inherently good, began to view the world as a cruel place where survival of the fittest stood as the one true test to its merciless challenges (this could be viewed in the natural sense or the sense of the society humans created; either way, it's Darwinism, and I detest this thought so much that the realization messed me up pretty badly). I don't fully know if things really did get worse or if I just began to pay more attention to the evil around me, but it seemed like more issues concerning injustice had arisen after I had adopted such a mindset. I don't think the real world has changed at all in the grand scheme of the universe due to purely my idea of the world, as I have never acted on any of my thoughts, but it surely changed in my eyes.

    That all aside, I personally think it's a matter of the glasses you view the world through where the lenses consist of your ideals, attitudes, experiences, thoughts, and feelings, and the world as you view it changes in accordance with the changes in any or all of those.
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    @Pensive Firecat

    I had the "cruel world" realisation too, after a conflict I had with authority over something that I considered very important. There was no logical reason not to help but they didn't, talking about rules and regulations... We were so fragile compared to them. Even now, looking back, I think that helping was the right decision and it's almost impossible to justify the apathy that ensued.
    I hate the idea of social Darwinism... it makes me so sad to see it in action, and hopeless when I can do nothing to make it stop.
    Now I'm drawn to places where I can find peace, where I can change something inside me but to places of power as well, because I want to change something about the injustice I see - I want to know how people think, I want them to see things from different perspective as well - or maybe I should do it.


    It's very interesting that the opinions about this differ between INFPs and INFJs - I somehow expected this. For INFPs, a change of perspective or thinking changes the whole world. For INFJs, it's only change when they can see it - the person they've helped, the goal they achieved. Their goals are however based on ideals and principles, compared to other Keirsey groups.
    Last edited by keinalu; 07-23-2015 at 05:03 PM. Reason: I somehow managed to switch to German mid-sentence... awkward.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by keinalu View Post
    @Pensive Firecat

    It's very interesting that the opinions about this differ between INFPs and INFJs - I somehow expected this. For INFPs, a change of perspective or thinking changes the whole world. For INFJs, it's only change when they can see it - the person they've helped, the goal they achieved. Their goals are however based on ideals and principles, compared to other Keirsey groups.
    We INFP's are quite selfish, all those great thoughts and ideas really believing in possibilities and creating these beautiful moments, but then never acting on them. Having enjoyed the happiness from it ourselves but never shared it with those that took part in the idea/dream.

    I really need to act a bit more myself on it, and since it is system administrator day and I know nobody else will think on thanking them, so I'm going to follow through on what I thought it would be like to just give them a call. Probably in the car already called them like 6 times (in my mind). Let's go!

    Edit: Did call to thank them and they loved it, my premium IT service is assured.
    Last edited by Named; 07-24-2015 at 01:22 AM.


     

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