Are people who have more imagination (or who use their imagination more) better people (more moral, cause less suffering, make better choices)?
For example, I could argue that:
- imagination leads to more empathy for others, more understanding of others points of view, more tolerance
- imagination leads to creative solutions to problems (rather than punch the other guy in the face)
- imagination allows a person to forsee the potential consequences of actions, and make less destructive choices
- imagination stimulates thought, expression, variety, the artistic side of life which feeds the human spirit
- imagination improves tolerance of others because a person is more comfortable with novelty and differences
I often wonder if a certain kind of person or a specific person had had more imagination, would they have been a better person, or not have done something awful that they did.