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Nov 15, 2010

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --Eleanor Roosevelt

25 Visionaries Changing Your World

Nelson Mandela didn't always look like a visionary. For 27 years, he simply looked like a prisoner, locked up for antiapartheid activism. What seemed like a long exercise in futility is now legend: after his release, he became his country's president, and today is an icon of commitment and compassion. Fortunately, visionary thinkers aren't always imprisoned, but they are often ridiculed, marginalized, or just plain dismissed for proposing big ideas that sound outlandish to others. To prove that dreams are possible, Utne Reader highlights a few of the lofty, laudable, and reachable goals of 25 visionaries.

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Next time you encounter a visionary idea, whether yours or someone else's, brainstorm practical ways to give it grounding instead of immediately writing it off as outlandish.



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