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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

Interpret this mark twain quote?

"You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What it means is this: most of the time, people rely on their judgement, which means they weigh their pros and cons and make their decisions. for example, you use you judgement on who you should befriend, if somebody is worthy of being your friend or not and if you enjoy their company. But, the only time you cannot use your judgement, is if your imagination is out of focus, which means you aren't seeing the facts, they're out of focus. Like, you don't know not to befriend somebody because of a history they have of doing bad things. That is why we sometimes need to rely on other peoples judgements, which are NOT out of focus. Like our parents/spouses... and so on!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your judgment is based on taking given information and 'imagining' the possibilities given that information. When your hear hoof beats in the American west a focused imagination is going to turn up 'horses' as the most likely answer. If you are thinking giraffes your imagination is not focused, it's free flowing and undependable.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Basically is is saying your imagination is important for judgement, because whatever judgements you create in your mind, imagination was there to have created it. If you lack an imagination, your judgements are somewhat thwarted.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need imagination to counterbalance faulty judgement or you'll end up making lots of poor decisions.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe it means that you can't depend on logic for everything...something (or someone) may seem ridiculous or impossible, but if you use a little imagination, you can see it's true potential. It's kind of like saying you can't take life too seriously...imagination is vital!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Far be it from me to interpret Mark Twain. If you want it any plainer than the way he said it ---you, sir, are a bread sandwich.

    Source(s): I never should have dropped out from that anger management course.
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