What is your dream?
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?
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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 is to graduate as a Primary School Teacher and get a job as one.
I would love to, and it’s my dream, to teach children about social, physical and global education.
To make them aware of how to find happiness, how important health is for body and mind and the sheer amount of inequality and injustice in the world. And now only to complain about the problems, but how they, as humans, can be the change of the World.
It fucking irritates me how little time is spent on social education in schools. From my experience so far, the children are never taught about happiness, values or beliefs.
And thus, my dream is simple; to make children realise the awesome potential they have as human beings and how important happiness is.
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 mostly in the form of “shoulds” right now:
People should have enough food to eat, and I want to help them get it.
People should have a place to live, and I want to help them get one.
Food should be nourishing and not make us sick, and I want to help it be that way.
I shouldn’t take more of the earth’s resources than I need.
I should have time for recreation and self-development.
I should be free to live my life according to my own values as long as I’m not hurting anyone.
I should be prepared for a radical change in circumstances, like a natural disaster or a war, because worlds end all the time.
Basically, I want to help people, knit, grow food, love my family, hang out with my dog, work for money when I need to, and be reasonably secure in continuing to do the above until the universe shall see fit to feed me to the worms.
My dream is to find a place where i can live off the land, and I can finally satiate my wanderlust. A place where I can be one with nature and closer to my gods. No one would be able to stop me from doing what I have to do to survive.
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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