"For many of us, however, "growing up" has meant outgrowing our dreams. The aspiration to write a great book has shrunk to writing advertising copy."
--Your Money or Your Life
I ran across this passage this morning over coffee and it really hit home. These words are worth comtemplating.
Yeah unfortunately we have to make a living in spite of our dreams. Then too, some of us continue to pursue goals that we just will never be able to reach, we continue to asses our talents and our strengths in unrealistic and un-objective ways. Look at all the people the actually believe they can sing that appear on American Idol when clearly they lack that ability. You have to assess yourself honestly and you have to deal with reality as well as understand that there are parts of your that you can't control.
Your Money or Your Life?
I would think that someone doesn't understand money or life.
Dreams are sometimes just dreams; unrealistic dreams. As we grow, or rather as we aged, we become more realistic, and accept what we really are. No more dreams!!!
Writer friends: I too, longed to write a book (words) that would change the world, change people, and change me. I've received so many rejection letters from editors that I wallpapered my entire writing office (not really). But I did throw the rejection letters away so I would not dwell on the negative. Yet, I continue to write---I continue to breathe so I must write--it's like oxygen to me. Writing is like my secret lover. Writing is like my best friend. Yes, sometimes I get frustrated with my writing lover and my writing best friend, yet I always return to the page..to the pen..to the keyboard. They always welcome me back.
I don't know guys. Stephen King kept the dream and look what happened. A lot of writers on HubPages want to get published and gave that up to write here and on similar sites, backlink, bookmark, and so forth. If this is your dreams, great. Go for it. But don't sell your soul for 30 pieces of silver. The lowest person to ever live is worth more than that.
I don't think the authors of Your Money or Your Life are saying you should not do these things. I think they want you to assess your dreams and live them to the best extent possible. Or as Ghandi said: "Live simply, so others can simply live."
It has meaning for me. So I put it out there.
Good Guy: Martin Luther King Jr. too had an unrealistic dream. I'm glad he dreamed it. Don't confuse the bitterness of old age as realism. Or as the bard from Stratford said from the mouth of Miranda: "Oh Brave New World, that hath such people in it."
Gracie Sophia: Never give up. When the dream dies, everything you were is no more. Was it Rene' Decarte that said, "I think, therefore I am?" He could have also said "I dream, that is what I am."
Whether you like Wayne Dyer or not, I like these words of his: "Our reality is what you think about all day long."
Nice. Very Nice.
At least to me.
by MissA20115 years ago
I know this message is lengthy, but I wanted to be as detailed as possible.We have known each other for more than 3 years and lived together for more than 18 months, but in June I asked him to move out because he could...
by James Paterson3 years ago
Am I losing money from my writing here on Hubpages?Although my hubs have been badly hit by another Panda or a Penguin update and the earnings from my Hubs are at their lowest in a few years, I cannot say in all honesty...
by David Hunt5 years ago
Are you holding up on publishing hubs because of the latest wave of article thefts?
by Crazdwriter7 years ago
I'm up early again because hubby had to go work even though he was supposed have today off but good ol' military took it away from him again.But that's not what has been on my mind this early morning... he had to get up...
by eminator215 years ago
I'm nearing completion of one of my projects, and I'm thinking it's the book I want to debut with. I've always been cautious of publishing companies, especially when I hear about how they dictate everything from titles...
by justone3317 years ago
This jus doesnt make sense to me....I spent countless hours faning people and writing sincere comments about their hubs, but I just dont seem to get the love back..am I the only one that notices this? And if im not can...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.