The reason most dreams don’t come true is that they are forgotten as soon as their dreamers wake up
This world is shaped by dreamers. In innovations of science and technology, in medicine, in arts, in philosophy, it has been the dreamers in each generation who visualized how far we’ve come as a race and took the first imperfect steps towards the unknown future that we are at now. It will also take those who have the guts to dream, and the commitment to not forget their dreams in the wake of life’s struggles to chart the way to our own future.
I used to take pride in being an extremely practical person. It was only until recently that I came to understand something vital; that pragmatism is a shield! A shield we use to navigate life’s hurdles & uncertainties. Through my life, I have learned that my pragmatic nature (my shield) in an attempt to protect me from disappointment has gradually suppressed my dreams and desires until I came to the shocking realization that I almost do not want anything more than what I have or where I am at the moment, which is absolutely unacceptable.
However, I am thankful that I haven’t forgotten my dreams and the desires I have for my life. Coming to this realization any later and perhaps I would have! And this is the same for so many people out there. It’s not that we do not dream, but we are forced by life to suppress or forget them in order to “survive”.
If a dream is easily forgettable, then perhaps it was never worth it. But if you must dream, then you should dream big, long and hard!
I have decided to breathe life back into my dream, and somehow find a way to live out my desired life little by little. If I must struggle, then I should at least be able to struggle towards my desires. I refuse to live a life of regret. I will have my dream in my heart always, even if it can only be alive there; I will live my life chasing it, and even at my end, I want to know I lived for something I chose.