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What is a dream if it doesn't come true?


In the song "The River", Bruce Springsteen asks, "is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or it something worse?" I dream of publishing a successful book and have been sending queries out to agents for over ten years. At times I give up, then I try again. Are some dreams just not meant to be? Are they signs that we are destined for a different direction, or should we never give up on a dream? Do you have an unfulfilled dream? Do you believe it will come true? I would love your thoughts!

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Best Answer Stephen Govoni says

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  • Garifalia 4 years ago

    Beautifully said!


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Ricksen Surya Winardhi (Ricksen Winardhi) says

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Thank you Ricksen Winardhi! I like your metal detector analogy--makes me wonder if I am looking in the wrong spot for my dream??? Great ideas to ponder!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    I like this, lone77star! Very hopeful and inspiring!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    I thought of this poem after I posted my question! Reading it now, I don't think we should defer our dreams! Giving up on them makes them fester!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    I LOVE this answer, miakouna! You are right, dreams give us drive in our lives. I also love that you said you will that you will spend the rest of your life trying to make your dreams a reality. What inspiration! Congrats on your Master's, too!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    whonunuwho, I'm referring to wishes and goals rather than dreams while sleeping. I like that you say to try to realize our dreams is a wonderful goal in life. Maybe it is about "striving onward" and "not giving up", whether or not it comes true.


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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Very thought-provoking. Are you speaking of dreams when we sleep? My question is about our goals and wishes. But it's still interesting!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Good ideas, Giddy Geezer! I am keeping the dream alive by writing here on HubPages. I like the ideas of "sideroads" on a journey. It is exciting to think of where a dream will lead...a much more inspiring way to look at a dream as yet unfulfilled.


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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Thank you shivanchirakkal! Beautiful answer. Makes me want to keep my dream alive!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    I'm so glad you believe in them, moutushimakka! I do, too!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Thanks Glasso. I will check out that link and not give up. I like your take on dreams, too!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    I love "soul travel with your spirit". I definitely feel I have a calling with writing but do wonder why success eludes me. What is this dream telling me? Thanks Edhan!

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    g-girl11 4 years ago

    Thanks Garifalia! I read Jack Canfield, not sure if I've read Success Principles. I'll check out those links. You inspire me to keep trying--but sometimes I wonder if unfulfilled dreams are signs pointing us elsewhere, maybe somewhere better even?


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