"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)