With all this talk of following and accomplishing the American dream, I came to wonder, what is MY dream?
Over the summer I worked full-time to come home, eat, and then go to bed. Repeat. I felt like I was in such a rut.
In watching political folk talk about ”the American dream,” I realized that I don’t think I have a dream, no destination in mind. Without that, I’m just living my life moment by moment with nowhere to go. Some might think that’s the way it should be, but I disagree.
For those of you who do have a dream, what is it and why?
@racastillo, I just realized mine a few nights ago. I always knew but didn’t know exactly how to word it or whatever. I want to represent and idea. I want to represent the idea that you can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it. You can accomplish your dreams. I always knew I would be one of these people but didn’t know exactly how. Now opportunities are opening in the financial sector and in my musical career as well. I don’t care for fame but I want to share this idea with a global audience so I almost feel its necessary. I know I have the talent and intellect to achieve my goals. Visualize with a positive vibration and you can achieve and get anything you desire.
My dream is nothing big really.
1. I want to be able to wake up on my own time.
2. I want to make enough money to support what I like to do, I don’t care about being rich, owning a fancy car or having a big house. I just want to support what makes me enjoy life and smile.
3. I like to be able to enjoy what I like to do at any given moment.
4. Enjoy my career or craft.
5. Live separate from society and it’s laws.
If I could achieve this my dream comes true. To be free and unbounded.
The American dream is just that, a dream, to keep your mind occupied with something “happy” in your imagination while you live a shit life in reality. Oldest trick in the book, most obvious name for it EVER, yet people don’t realize.
What is MY dream? A better world, where people are happier, stronger, smarter, and so on.
Where I can go outside and not get sad about how shitty lives people are living.
Where I can go outside and not be annoyed at how fucking stupid, lazy, weak, negative and ungrateful people are.
Where I can go outside and be met with things that are awesome and inspiring, instead of soulbreaking and horrible.
All my dreams about my personal life I have already fulfilled, I’m done with that stuff. I’ve got great friends, an amazing girlfriend, godlike health, the house I wanted, plenty of money, freedom, and all that jazz. I went out and earned what I wanted, and it wasn’t even hard despite wanting more than most people.
Having dreams and not fulfilling them is the VERY DEFINITION of extreme stupidity and inauthenticity.
If your dreams are not being fulfilled YOU ARE NOT BEING YOU:
My dream doesn’t really have any concrete details which is the most frustrating part about it and had caused me a lot of turmoil to identify with it and make it a reality.
All I know is that it entails making a mark on society that changes it for the better and inspires others to make lasting change in their lives and the life of the species as a whole.
Im trying my best to use the arts for this as well as healing professions and I’m still in the dark as to what the dream or vision is in the end, but it’s important to not lose faith in oneself and to charge forward, if the way is lit or not.
I feel as though this generation of young adults and teens is one of many lost souls, but who are searching and discovering the nature of the universe at a fundamental level. We most certainly will find a way to make these dreams a reality, or perish in the attempt.
my dream is to make everything in my own life an art that i can constantly improve upon. also, after this is accomplished, i dream of joining with other ‘artists’ of this caliber and forget about money to empower and inspire the light in the dark cities of the world. i dream of having an army who refuses to fight or treat any member as inferior or with rank. my dream is to connect the dreams i have when i sleep to the dream like state my waking life has become.
My dream is to make films that make a difference. If I changed the perspective of just one person I would feel accomplished but obviously my goal is to change as many people as possible. Film and television have had a massive effect on me and have helped me grow emotionally and spiritually and I would like to return the favour by doing the same to others.
My dream is to live life consciously, I’ve spent virtually my entire life on auto-pilot. Its like I spent my life sleepwalking and I’ve just woken up to find I have no idea where I am or how I got here.
So my dream is to “be there” for the rest of my life, I want to be conscious and aware of everything, I don’t want to miss another moment of my life.
Work hard and get money to travel and surf/skate all over the world. I think it`s hard to look longer forward into the future than this year, so I´ll just see where the wind blows after the traveling. But I think @grandkintaro777, made a great point.
When teachers and parents asked me what I wanted to be when i grow up, when I was a child, I always just made a joke about wanting to be a toothbrush, a horse, sealion or whatever.. So I didnt know then, and I don`t know now :)
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Write the next big sci fi story, become a proficient guitarist/songwriter (can’t pick a genre though, used to be just punk but now I’m all over the place), get in shape, escape the rat race once and for all as a winner and not in jail or something like that, find the things I like to do that I feel are worthwhile, find more of other people’s works to appreciate.
But it looks like in the near future I’ll have to do a little time in the rat race, so I guess another of my goals is not letting work crush me with despair this time.
My dream is to be an adventurer after I am done with school (I sorta only finish school because otherwise I’d have to pay a lot of money, which would make a dependant). Every day when I am done working I try to see the free time as holiday, I travel on my board, by foot, bicycle, public transport etc, then get home eat, sleep chill w/e :).
I want to do this every day and live off of other people’s kindness and compassion, while trying to return a favor with my own kindness, compassion and trying to help them in w/e way I can.
I will experiment with this, to find out what works, after my internship.
I’ll be travelling to my friend in Valencia then travel to Florence to another friend, then I will hopefully in time, end up in Berlin to do my study abroad minor :)