A New Dream  

icur2smrt4me 35M
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1/27/2006 9:06 pm

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A New Dream

How do you change the world? Or can you? Everyone remembers someone from their youth who told them they can do anything they want to do, be anything they want to be, and achieve all they wish to achieve. So long as you reach for the heavens, moon, stars, sky. The sky's the limit. Shoot for the moon, if you miss you'll land among the star. If you dream it, wish it, think it, then it's real. Etcetera, Etcetera. Who among us still shoots for beyond the clouds? Who still looks up at night at the sky above us and wonders what is out there? What the universe has planned for me? Who still can see their target dream from when they were 12? The astronaut, or dancer, or rock star?

Why do we settle for les than what we want? or is it simply that our desires change? If so, why? When I look back to when I was 10 and think about what I wanted to be, I see myself alongside one of the great adventurers of history discovering uncharted islands, braving the fiercest storms, and losing my lunch from sea-sickness over the side of the gunnel.

But then there was high school. And the beginning of my awareness of the world outside of my own. There was nothing left to conquer. We've been to the moon, nothing there but rock and dust. Woohoo. We've mapped the entire planet, including the poles, most of the seabeds, and even the ground under the icecaps (not much there either). We've catalogued and studied to some degree just about every species of animal we've found.

We've conquerd distance, the darkness, diseases, the sky, evolution, innocence, and eachother.

So what's left? Hmmm...

human spirit, fear, dignity(only if you still have it)...We haven't been inside an active volcano yet, but I'm sure we can get there soon. We haven't made it out of orbit yet, but some toys of ours have, so I guess that counts. Oh. Here's one. Death. The Grimm Reaper. The long sleep. There's one we haven't conquered.

Will we? Sure..maybe.....someday. But not me. I don't have the smarts for it. I haven't got the time! I'm going to be dead inside of 80 years and dont' have the time to spare to find ways to prolong it. Life is still a fatal disease. And until we find away to replicate DNA without shortening it, we will all die from something or other. Most likely skin cancer from solar ratiation.

So what have I got left for my dream? Not much. I guess it's time for a new dream. So here it is, my new life long dream, as of but a few minutes ago:
I dream of a family, strong and healthy and loving. I dream of a future secured for that family by a society that values the long view over the short term gain. I dream of a loving wife who represents all that is good in this world, and lives her own dream.

Now it is late, so I go and lay down to bed, to dream my new dream.

TorontoGuy55 37M

1/28/2006 12:43 pm

I never became an astronaut, or a superhero, or achieved (any?) of my childhood dreams. Nevertheless, I am still successful, ambitious, and positive.

I'll never be a professional athlete no matter how positive I am (vertically challenged...), but perhaps I can reach many of my more realistic goals.

That's the key - REALITY. This kicks in sometime between getting your first ass whoopin', your first female rejection, and your first fall on your ass.

Stay positive - you'll find a hot chick one way or another (that's what you're looking for, right?)! She'll love you, fuck you 'till you're blue, and you'll forget all about this blog...these things just take time to materialize. Set your sights, and stay focussed.

Cheers, mate.

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