It's not Impossible; It Just Hasn't Been Done Yet.

October 08, 2015

We live in a society where we're told what's right and wrong; what we can and can't do; and even what's going to be done and what isn't going to be done. To some extent, you could argue that these things are exactly what holds civilization together. I'd like to place emphasis on 'to some extent' though. In my opinion, this control over us has gone too far and in some ways is brain washing us. One of the main concepts introduced by this aspect of society is 'impossibility'. I hate this concept.
Often when we propose new ideas or say crazy things which may be unknown to people, we are laughed at. We are told to stop being so silly and that the proposed ideas are impossible. This is limiting humanity in developing and evolving society at an even more rapid pace than it already is. This is a bad thing in my opinion. If the concept of 'impossibility' didn't exist, we would have achieved much more than we already have.
To put it into context, if you went back fifty years asked people if they thought a computer could be the size of a credit card, you'd be told it's impossible. A real life example is someone who designed a wind turbine with no blades. Their teacher told them that they were being ridiculous - that it was impossible and wouldn't work. Fast forward a few years and their idea of a bladeless wind turbine is a reality. Unfortunately for them, they let their teacher's comments affect them and they gave up on being told that their idea was impossible. This just goes to show that anything is possible, even if the concept of it is unknown to humanity.
So what's the moral of the story? Well, that's up to you to decide. I'd like to add my own verdict on what I've said in this post though.
I believe that anything is possible and we can't truly say whether anything is impossible. Of course we can make judgements, but we can never be certain. In my opinion, the only thing that is impossible is impossibility itself! And I guess you could also argue that the ability to judge whether something is truly impossible could also be impossible. But then, in a parallel universe, anything and everything can happen, hence making anything deemed 'impossible' possible! So if you take anything from this post, let is be this:
Nothing is impossible; it just hasn't been done yet. Don't give up on something if you've been led to believe it can't be done because it just might be possible and good things will come of your persistence, even if said things aren't what you originally set out for.

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  1. I agree with your thinking. Two decades ago, people thought only birds and insects could fly. Impossibility is the only thing that's impossible. Another great post!

    1. Thanks for your feedback, it's always nice to hear from readers as I don't often get comments on my posts!

  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear! Lately one of my teachers has been telling me I'm not going to pass her class, she doesn't believe in me. I'm going to prove here wrong. What do you dream of doing that other people might consider impossible?

    1. Thanks for the response, I'm glad you enjoyed my post! I've just given your blog a read and I love it - you've earned yourself a new follower!
      And in response to your question, I honestly don't know! I want to be a teacher when I'm older and people always say that I won't be very good as one because up until last year I really struggled with confidence (and I still do now) but this is something I really want and I'm willing to work hard for it. That way, I get what I want and I'll be happy. I'll also be happy on the inside for proving all those people wrong!

    2. Shay, I'm sure you'll be a great teacher if you believe in yourself. You'll be happy, and I bet your students will be happy with such an interesting teacher!

    3. I believe that people with stories of overcoming something they were told they can't do excel in their career because they worked exceptionally hard to get there. You have a shot in becoming anything you believe in.
      Thanks for the follow btw

  3. This is a great post! I see this all the time, I think especially in people giving themselves negative self-talk. I constantly hear, I'm no good at that, or I can't this. But I know that's not true. It's good that you are pointing this out- I think it's super important. Nice blog!