Can they really? I was playing around with some photos today and while I was practicing I remembered a conversation I had with a friend the other day about our children and ambition and dreams and how we address these with our children.
“You can be anything you want to be darling.” How many of us have said this to our children? How many of us have been told this by our parents? How many of us have realised our dreams? Is it wrong to dream or are we setting ourselves up for disappointment? Is dreaming causing us to create some sort of false hope that will never materialise? Is it a kind of coping mechanism for escaping the reality that we are currently living in?
The optimists among us will say “Of course your dreams can come true, If you want it badly enough you will work hard for it.” Whereas in most cases this may be true, many of us know what or where we would like to be but know that REALISTICALLY that will never happen. Am I lying? Does that mean that we should stop dreaming and stop being ambitious? What if you thought your dream came true but that dream turned into a nightmare as it was in my case? Do you keep following the same dream or do you accept that maybe that dream wasn’t meant for you?
What if you had a nightmare that by some strange twist of fate caused one of your dreams to come true. Is that possible? I read a proverb recently that said: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” How many of us became butterflies?
I like ambitious go-getters. I admire people who never lack determination and drive and wade through what seems like custard at times to realise their dreams. What happens after our dream(s) come true? I am by no means depressed or down but am just wondering, what is the point of dreaming? Is there a difference between dreaming and ambition? I dream to have a family, have a detached house in the suburbs, go on holiday at least twice a year and not have to worry about how my bills will get paid. That doesn’t mean that I’m not ambitious.
“Believe and your dreams will come true.” Another famous phrase that is floating around. I think they left out the “work your arse off” part. You can believe all you want but if you don’t put the effort in, your dream is not going to fall in your lap. Even if your dream is to be rich, you still have to earn the £1 to buy your lottery ticket!
I’m a dreamer, and I will continue to be one. Whether or not those dreams will come true is partly dependent on me and partly on fate. I am a believer, and I will continue to believe. Whether my dreams or beliefs is false hope, they are what keep me going so I say dream on!
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