High expectations imply utter happiness and bitter disappointment. May we all have both in our lives!

sâmbătă, 24 ianuarie 2009


Someone asked me what is it that prevents me from pursuing my dream. It's nothing, really. It's just that sometimes, you need to see and accept that a dream is just...dead. And carve yourself a new life. Pursue a new dream. Because if you keep hanging on to the same dream all your life and you never get to make it come true, you will be disappointed and turn bitter. So, maybe the most important thing is to know when to let go. It's good to dream. But maybe at some point it's just as good to see things for what they are and come back to earth. One moment a lucidity every now and then will not kill your dreams, but will actually allow you to see things clearly. And decide if you want to pursue this dream or another one.

I know people who wanted to be something great. Yet somehow they never had in them what it takes for that. And they never realized that. Because sometimes your dreams are far-fetched. Not everyone can be, say, a doctor, or a painter, or a dancer. What if I wanna be an artist but I have no talent? Will I choose to be bad at it just because that is what I always wanted to be, or will I face the hard facts, the 'sad but true' part and just be what I can be?

It's really hard to give up on a dream you've cherished for so long, but it is so much better to set a new goal and in the end actually achieve it. The chase may be good, but would you risk spending all your life chasing a dream that never comes true? What will you look back upon then when it's all coming to an end?

Happiness is also dependent on the goals you set for yourself in your life. While it is so great to dream, it is just as good to be realistic.

7 comentarii:

Anonim spunea...


I will stop here and now. Take care.Wish you all the best.

Catalin spunea...

Tough one.
Intrebarea asta mi-o pun si eu, dupa ce am avut revelatia asta recenta cu creativitatea. Visez sa creez ceva deosebit si sa fac si bani din asta, dar poate sunt condamnat sa depind de un job de birou toata viata.

Cati spunea...

@Anonim: Hey, already giving up on me? Thanks, anyway

Cati spunea...

@Catalin: Well, cred ca depinde foarte mult si de cat crezi tu in asta. We are the choices we make after all.

Anonim spunea...

No, i meant that i will stop reading this. This does not mean that i will not make other moves. Still, i believe more in face 2 face than in writings on the wall. No, not giving up on you. I have no expectations therefore, i will not be suffering when my sand castles will be conquered by water. I build them on the seashore for the pure joy, not for fooling myself. going to
to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.". And you are invited. (located Vasiliada :) )

Cati spunea...

Good. Vasiliada rules!

Stefania spunea...

Yap. We ARE the choices we make. :)