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Monday, August 24, 2009

As kids all we ever did was dream. We wanted to grow up and become pilots, Doctors, models, e.t.c. My kid sister can’t just wait to grow up and become the world’s first female photographer (To her the world has no female photographer cuz she’s never seen one).

Why do we dream so much as kids, is it joblessness, lack of worries, or is it us, still being young enough to remember the last things God whispered in our ears before sending us down here…lol.

Anyway, as we grow older, these dreams begin to fade, because we begin to learn big words like impossible, already exists, not accepted by society, too busy for that kind of stuff. I always wonder, just how much of our dreams are we supposed to adapt to society, all of them, none of them, most of them.

What would the world look like, if we all ignored some of those big words, and just followed those dreams.
When we grow old, how are we going to feel about the dreams we had not followed
‘I did what I had to do, I got busy, I had children, I needed the money, no regrets’
Or
‘I wish I could reincarnate, and this time, be all I really wanted to be’

17 comments:

akaBagucci said...

I sometimes wonder about that too... Maybe when harsh reality rips into us, we are conditioned to scale down our dreams.. and the whole is none the better?

rayo said...

growing up sucks. we start to be bothered about all the things that should not matter but somehow do.
personally i try to do all d things i want to, regardless of how people look at it coz each tym i ask myself the, 'do i want to luk bak in 10 years nd wish i did' question, coz i find i'm d kinda person who'd rather regret doin sumtn than wonder nd wish they had done it...

Rita said...

I know many of my childhood dreams I have burried somewhere.

2 things make us give up our dreams - the distractions (which includes those words and obstacles that make it seem impossible) and the realization that we can be better than what we dream of (which comes with maturity). But whatever dreams we have, God put it in us for a reason. We need some moment of reflection to see how far we have steered away, to see if there is need to go back, and the direction to take the best step forward. And, where there is life, there is hope.

Geebee said...

Mehn, that was another deep reasoning. As we grow older the manner we view life gradually changes . . . we begin to see the numerous ups and downs in the seeming perfect world. What counts however is being true to yourself and living positively in the best way you can. Then, there’d hardly be a reason to wish you could reincarnate or be someone else.

Rose said...

I guess when harsh reality sets in..Childhood dreams get lost in the midst of the confusion..

sunnyside said...

i try to do the things that i love,things am enthusiastic about and things that make me happy and i know that even if am to grow old die and live again .i would it do the same things over and over again cos i followed my dreams.

Have you any wool said...

First of all, thanks everyone for the comments. I appreciate your opinions cuz each of them got me reasoning deeper on the issue

Have you any wool said...

I guess the fact that we realise we can do better, takes us away from some of those dreams. A kid told me today, that she wanted to grow up to be a dog, i guess that dream would get better with age.

yemi said...

well, i guess we all grew up and had to face the reality of living in this world which am sure by now you its a very crazy place, alot of dramas and uncertainty. however we should all strive to be the very best we can and live up to our dreams not necessarily childhood dreams.looking back in ten years or more , we should be able to look the world in the face and say i made despite ALL.

yemi said...

well, i guess we all grew up and had to face the harsh reality of living in this world which am sure by now you know is a very crazy place, alot of dramas and uncertainty. however we should all strive to be the very best we can and live up to our dreams not necessarily childhood dreams.looking back in ten years or more , we should be able to look the world in the face and say we made it despite ALL.

yemi said...

well, i guess we all grew up and had to face the harsh reality of living in this world which am sure by now you know is a very crazy place, alot of dramas and uncertainty. however we should all strive to be the very best we can and live up to our dreams not necessarily childhood dreams.looking back in ten years or more , we should be able to look the world in the face and say we made it despite ALL.

Have you any wool said...

thanks Yemi for stopping by, and for making your point really really clear lol. yeah i agree with you, i guess all we want is to look back at the end of it all and say 'it was worth it'

Jude Dibia said...

Our dreams are important to us, especially when we are younger. Dreams of childhood are filled with aspirations and sometimes fear... but mostly aspirations. As adults we seldom dream while we sleep... You should ask yourself, when was the last time you had an honest-to-God-Dream while you were sleeping?

Lovely post!

JD

Have you any wool said...

@ JD

these days i have a lot of night mares. i don't know if they count as dreams. but nice dreams where i wake up smiling, yeah, that ended lives ago

Buttercup said...

I really admire those that don't give up on their childhood dreams..it's very hard to keep our dreams alive.

Myne Whitman said...

Sometimes I wish I could go back but wasn't meant to be I guess. I would have to go with the first and be happy wiht it..

Have you any wool said...

Yeah,it soo... Hard 2keep our dreams alive,that's what makes me wonder if we r just supposed to let the dreams go and pursue new ones. Thanks 4coming by