Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"I've Lost My Dream" - by Brad Carver

"I've Lost My Dream"

An inspirational speech by Brad Carver

I've been pondering a lot of things lately. Mostly things to do with life, and the meaning of it. I have come to the conclusion that humankind is doomed to fail for one simple yet complex reason. That reason lies with the social standards that dictate how we live. As a child we dream of doing great things, godlike things. Our imagination knows no bounds. Sooner, or later though our parents instill upon us the social standards that were passed down to them. We are expected to grow up, and put aside our childish dreams, and ambitions. We are told to live by the law of the land, and grow up accordingly ...

Like our parents, and their parents before them we have to learn how to earn our living through social means, and do so as society tells us. We get a job, pay taxes, look for love, create a family, support said family, and bring up our own children in the manner that was instilled upon us. We never really do great things, or accomplish great things, because we are bound by a chain of human laws that limit our potential. Generation after generation it's the same thing, but only to a slightly worse degree. I feel that we are losing control of our lives, who we are as an individual. If only we were to think as a child again, and not be bound by humankind's social upbringing we could do the things that we dream.

- Brad Carver (July 02, 2014)

2 comments:

  1. This was really, really good. I feel like more people need to understand that risk comes with fulfilling any dream and that it is not impossible to do what you want. Sometimes it may take a long while, but you can do anything you set your mind to as long as you have the drive to do so.

    But yes, we are often bound by the life of a 9-to-5 job, with rarely anyone being able to do what they really love for a living (The majority anyway). But in order to find a way to do it, we cannot give up on our childlike imagination and remember what it was like to have the feeling of, "I can accomplish anything, the entire world is my playground".

    Good stuff Dante. Needed this.

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    1. I'm glad you like it. As the title suggests it was meant to be inspirational. I feel people often times lose who they are, and who they could be in the midst of the dictated daily grind. People need to hold onto, and remember those childhood dreams of grandeur. They need not to give up on their hopes, and ambitions. We as individuals could achieve such great things if only we realized that nothing is impossible even though it may seem to be at times.

      I think I needed to write/type this for myself as well as for others. I needed a reminder to keep me on the right track. I also felt people could use the inspiration in their day to day lives.

      I appreciate the compliment, and comment my good friend! It means a lot to me!

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