ok. I had my cracker. Let’s see… well, I’m a strange mix of both of them. I _want_ to be idealistic but I can’t be. I talk a good game but when it comes down to it, I’m likely a materialist at heart. Things are what they are. Yet I also believe that imagination is quite real because it happens within the cognitive processes of the brain… and lines in the mind can lead to lines drawn on paper which can learn to a building being built. So, a materialist who is a fan of practical dreamers.
[I’ll add: “impractical dreamers” as well, because the psychological benefits of “impractical dreaming” are, in fact, quite practical]