Optimism is Everywhere

Don't forget to smile.

Dreams can be attained.

on March 3, 2014

Harlem by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Do you have dreams? Things that you want to achieve so badly, that you want to become? Sometimes reality gets in the way and we have to put our dreams aside to deal with the task at hand and sometimes we way even forget about them. And those dreams become dreams deferred. This happened to Paul Baumer, a German solider during World War 1 in the book All Quiet On The Western Front. Paul had wanted to be a writer before he joined the armed forces, but he had to put that dream aside to fight in the war. When he reflected upon his life before the war, his dream seemed so unattainable, like a different person had that dream and not him. But I believe that dreams are attainable even after they have been put in your bottom desk drawer. If you believe that you can achieve your goal, you can. It might require an insane amount of working and working and working. But if you want it as bad as you want to breathe and as bad as you want to exist, you can achieve what you set out to do. It will not be easy and you’ll want to give up a numerous amount of times, but you won’t. And once you achieve what you set out to do, you’ll keep aiming higher and higher and achieve more goals. I like this compilation of clips from Will Smith in interviews because its so inspiring and it really makes you want to go and set out what you want to achieve.

Don’t forget to smile and never give up on your dreams or yourself 🙂


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