Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quote of the week #6

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem


Today, I happened to listen to a song that always reminds me of hope for the future. It was played during our official graduation from school. We had to walk on a red carpet, me and my two best friends together and afterwards we were given our certificates. During that walk the song was played. I remember exactly how I felt that day. We were exceedingly happy to have passed our final exams with good grades. It was our last day as pupils and it felt like our whole future lay ahead of us. After 12 years of school, it was the threshold to a new life. We had so many dreams and hopes. In that moment, we felt as if we could reach anything, as if we could change the world. I know that it was totally exaggerated and unrealistic and it might even seem stupid, but this is what we felt, or it was what I felt. Of course, there is nothing much extraordinary about graduating from school, but for us it was the way to our future, it was like a magic moment. Whenever I listen to that song, it reminds me of that hopeful, exciting feeling and I begin to believe that there is still a lot I can accomplish. It makes me remember my dreams and hopes.

Is it of any good to have dreams? Is it starry-eyed, naïve? Would it be better to not dream at all, to be more realistic?

Is dreaming a way to define and achieve our goals or does it prevent us from living our life?

In my opinion, it is good to have dreams and, as in the quote, it is even a form of planning.
Even if they never come true, at least they give us hope for the future, they make the present a better place. They make us hope for a better future and in some cases they make us do something for this future. Most of the time I am down-to-earth, but in my heart I will never stop having some of those dreams. In my opinion, we should have dreams that are not too unrealistic and then we should try and make these dreams come true.

Do you still have dreams? Did some of your dreams come true when you grew older? Or did you give up your dreams?
Do we change when we grow older? Do we see things in a more realistic way, do our views change?

Well, I think I am still young and I don’t know whether my point of view will change when I am older. Anyway, I don’t feel like that all of the time. There are a lot of days I feel completely different, but I am grateful for those hopeful days.


  1. Anonymous23/9/12 03:16

    Once upon a time, there were a couple of Scientifics studying the ruins on the Gozo Island, Malta.

    As the Morai, or Fates, determined, Clotho started to spin her thread of life for my benefit just on these days.

    All was well until the Scientists found themselves in the need to choose between a mouth constantly open crying,
    or eating, and a permanent soiled diaper, or take the path of knowledge with all its wonders, dreamings, and discoverings.

    Fortunately for me, or I would have been an orphan with living parents, also those Scientists has parents as all other being in the world, only they lived on Isle of Man, far, far away!

    To make a long story short, they arrived to a deal, the older couple would come to live in Gozo, which is one of the best places
    in the world, until I was prepared to take my destiny by the tail. This two elderly persons had three feet, named: reality, imagination, and dream. So you can imagine my boyhood

    And so it was that in time, I got a job in a corporation, they decided I was worth the tuition in NYU for a BS, and then after that they even thought it was a good investment to make me take an MS in the MIT, where I knew the two best things on the world: to row on the Charles river and chatting with Noam Chomsky.

    All my dream was to climb the corporate pyramid and end not finding a cent in my pockets since everything will be taken care by my aides! Chomsky show me the real world, I didn't believe it at the beginning, but as time went by I knew he was right, so I got back to my three feet or yonder and started again a new dream. And this time it worked!

    So you see I DO believe in dreams and they are so wonderful that I never cease of having them!! Some come true, some do not! But that is just one small circumstance in life, until Atropos decided to cut the line of my life!

    This is just one of my tales, but I love the way it follow the plot line! :))

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story, I love the way you told it! :))
      It made me smile!

      I'm glad to know you believe in dreams!
      And I think this is important, to find new dreams when the previous don't come true.

      I hope there are still some dreams that come true for you! :)