I'll buy that. Here's #17 on Brezsny's list of ways to practice Pronoia:
17. Some scholars believe the original Garden of Eden was where Iraq stands today. Though remnants of that ancient paradise survived into modern times, many were obliterated during the American war on Iraq. A Beauty and Truth Lab researcher who lives near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers kept us posted on the fate of the most famous remnant: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Until the invasion, it was a gnarled stump near Nasiriyah. But today it's gone; only a crater remains.
Let this serve as an evocative symbol for you as you demolish your old ideas about paradise, freeing you up to conjure a fresh vision of your ideal realm.
This speaks to me. I'm not exactly sure what my original idea of paradise was, but now my vision of paradise is living and having a garden with chickens in France. Think I'll ever get there? It's easy to say "No way!" But what's to stop me other than what stops me from doing every other good thing??