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Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude

Updated on January 3, 2012

Broken Dreams

Do we know why we do what we do? Do we truly decide every thing that we do each day? Or are we prisoners of society, our culture or even our next door neighbors?

As young people we are taught to worry about what our teachers or neighbors would think. Has this early lesson instilled some fear in us that actually stifles our creativity? Perhaps you have wanted to be a writer your entire life but never had the nerve to start writing. Why? Because of what your family or friends might say? Does it really matter?

When you stop to think about it, it really does not matter. As long as you are a good person with good intentions then you deserve to do what makes you happy. Even the ones among of who make it big are sometimes not happy because they are not true to themselves. Living a lie can be a slow tortuous existence.

I often think about a song lyric from the band Styx, “I’m just a prisoner, in a king’s disguise. Broken dreams as we shuffle by”.

I guess in the end it is up to us to choose if we will live in a prison and if so how confined we will be. But sadly some of us will never realize that we hold the key.

Remember, Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude!


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      tonzofkids 6 years ago

      Well said.