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When People Settle For Less

Updated on September 22, 2012

Don't Do It

I think they don't know any better

I think they don't think

What is so hard about making something work

Help someone else out instead of tearing them apart

If someone has a new thought

Offer guidance and support

Advice and ideas

But to often people are downers

Family and friends

Business partners and coworkers

What is so hard to see?

A dream that might not happen?

So let the person try and try hard to make it work

What is the best thing that can happen ?

That it worked and you were wrong

Know one owns the rights to an idea

That is what makes it so special

It is tossed around to everyone who wants to give it a shot

I think people are jealous of others who think

Maybe it is society who teaches us to expect everything in the now

Computer games and google and cell phones are to blame

Everything in an instant

Maybe instant pudding is also at fault or the creator of the microwave is where it got its start

I think it starts with who ever said I am right and you are wrong

That's the guy

If you see him I would like to punch him in the eye

Isn't life about learning

Have we forgot learning is about making mistakes

Have we forgot our childhood and all the boo boos and the scrapes

Nobody stopped us then why on earth should we stop now

I think the word Lazy is to blame

Anything that requires thought and hard work

I hear it all the time

I want none of that

Not me

Count me out

These people have a following and they try to tell other friends to do the same

Don't listen to him what does he know

He is in his own little world

Don't listen to him you will end up wasting your time and end up like him

Failing and not succeeding and don't forget I told you so

What is wrong with everyone?

Have you all lost your minds ?

I may not have the answer but I will sure give it a try

If I don't succeed I will try,try and try

I can't believe you don't see the purpose in trying

Doing something no one has ever done before

I have heard the saying a million times by now

Don't you think someone would of thought of it by now if it was any good ?

Yes and that someone is me

I have thought of it and I will tell you others have thought the same way

The only difference is the others who could of done it didn't

Because they listened to people like you and they gave up

They quit

They stopped short of enjoying the greatest feelings in life

Trying not even succeeding

Well this is where I am at

I will rack my brains long into the night

Thinking of things while other people sleep

I am far from finished and I know I have a long way to go

So here I sit behind a desk

Like a big shot

The only problem is my desk is not a big oak or maple one

It is made out of pressed wood and I share it with my cat

I sit in my office and think

It isn't on the twenty nineth floor over looking the skyline

It has a window where I see a tree in my front yard

I sit behind a computer not a lap top or the newest and fanciest model with all the best gadgets

I have one that does the trick that is when it does not freeze up and take a coffee break

I don't rest my feet on marble floors

I slide them across the eight year old rug

I don't sit in a suit and a tie

I sit here in my pajamas and socks

I have no grandfather clock on the wall

I have scratches from my cat because she was bored

I don't have a secretary or a switchboard to handle all my calls

I have one phone that sits all alone

Not blinking and quiet at the moment

Well this is where I am at and I am going places

You are welcome to join me on any one of my million and one adventures

Where an idea is just that an idea

A good thought from one person to another to share


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick My life is an open book chapter after chapter I share.Thanx to you my thoughts get read and I don't have to keep dusting off the pages or sneezing when the dust gets to be to much.Have a wonderful night.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      I´d love to spend time sharing good thoughts with you.

      You are ´´Magic!´´

      Take care.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      shara63 I have never seen it just that way.They push us to trust our instincts and to go one step beyond.Thanx so much for your inspiring words.

    • shara63 profile image


      5 years ago from Delhi

      gud say! you know, all impossibles are made 'I m possible' only because of those negative setters.. rather, sometime they help you resolute even more strongly... and you start thinking like---

      "If the sky is stubborn for thunder bolts & jolts;

      i'm determined to abide the same place it holds!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      picklesandrufus The impossible just takes awhile.(lol)Have a wonderful night and I love the way you think.Thanx so much for reading.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Small minds do small things. Open minds do the impossible. Very nice read!!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      GypsyRose Lee I think we all have to keep our dreams alive and well and keep working to do better.Thanx for reading.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just wonderful. A real slice of life's reality. I too can look out at the trees in my garden. Passing this on.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      kj force You are the grease that makes the wheel turn.You amaze me with your ocmments and thoughts.I get high when other people do well.I feel so great I want to shout ..Did you see what she did..She beat all odds and is a great success...Every day she gets up and has her way of knocking the crap out of the day.She has a very special talent.I am so happy to watch her talent grow and grow.Best of all I can say kj force is a force to recon with.She is a fireball with heat.Thanx for the special remarks and may each day bring on something we never expected to challange us to our limits .

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      5 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...You choose to live up to your name...reality is if this were a perfect world you would not have been able to write this hub...but as you did..great job !

      I have heard all my life, you can't, shan't, shouldn't,couldn't..but it fell on deaf ears, other wise I would not have accomplished anything in my life..and now I am here writing comments, publishing books,still researching for better healthcare..see how your writes awake my " chutzpah " ? later....

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      shiningirisheyes Thanx for reminding me.(lol)Have a wonderful night and may every good thought that crosses your mind and go into flight.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Words and thoughts to live by my friend.

      Too often people push their negative opinions on individual who just need some added support and confidence.

      You know the old saying "People are like a_ _ holes, everybody has one."

      Voting up across the board


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