How often do people tell us to be more realistic? But what is that "being realistic"? History books are full of people who were called unrealistic for thinking they could build an airplane or fly to the moon. Now we know who we really the unrealistic ones. Realistic is only a perspective, a point of view.
Sometimes the most realistic people are the ones we call unrealistic. We call them blind. They don't seem to see the obstacles on the path. They don't see reality.
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
Sometimes, there are those rare people who are not focused on what is; they are focused on their vision. They are able to see what is yet invisible to others. And that's the point, to not see clearly what is, but rather to see clearly what is possible. Sometimes the person who can see the most clearly is the one we call blind.