John Moore at Brand Autopsy asks Is Being Visionary A Good Thing?
Being visionary is a double-edged sword. Sometimes you can be so visionary that others can’t relate, understand or even care.
Being visionary can easily take us out of relationship to our world. You could say that addicts are visionaries locked into the highs and increasingly unable to deal with the real world. John gives some more practical examples of the dangers of being too visionary.
I loved that scene in the first Harry Potter, where Harry discovers the Mirror of Erised. The mirror shows the watcher only their fondest desires. Harry is warned that men have wasted away, staring in this mirror… Quite a few businesses have too…