Realistically Idealistic - what a beautiful Oxymoron

Our daughter Tori  just passed her Masters defense.   One of the members of her committee sent her a nice note of congratulations. She concluded the note by saying "Best wishes in the journey to come. Continue to stay wise, safe and realistically idealistic - is there any better oxymoron?"

I thought about it ... what a wonderful phrase

Realistically Idealistic

It got me thinking

Realistically Idealistic - a dreamer who does

Realistically Idealistic - a whole brain thinker to use the language of Ned Herrmann.

Realistically Idealistic - a 20 Something, 30 Something, 40 Something, 50 Something, 60 Something, 70 Something, 80 something or 90 something who hasn't given up on changing the world - from small steps come great things.

Realistically Idealistic - someone who doesn't believe in whining.

Key is to keep the two in balance...we don't want too much realism or idealism - we need BOTH!