Dreams are not meant to be unattainable. They are dreams because deep down in our heart we know in someway we can reach them.
sometimes people have dreams that are so beyond their reach that not only do others find it a questionable future but they often find them doubting themselves. Not many people dream to be in the current state they are in. Things just happen and bills need to be paid. Decisions are made which lead us to a path that we never dreamed about but knew was inevitable.
Think of when you were a kid; you had a dream or dreams. Were any of them realistic to the point you believed in them well after childhood. Maybe you dreamed that you would be a designer, a director, an actor, a singer, in a band, a pilot, a writer, and lets just skip through all the other amazing possibilities you can deem and dare to say that some have also dreamed of being president.
Dreams start somewhere. They come from passion and will. Dreams are made from what we have and what we lacked in life. Everyday I look around and see at least one person who gave up on what they wanted in life . Someone who had a flicker of a hope but there flame blew out before they had the chance to light up the room. You can blame it on whatever you want to. Perhaps call your dreams unrealistic, not what you hoped for, or that it’s too late. If you can accept the fact that your life is what it is and you won’t go in a depressive state wondering why you aren’t happy then it looks like you were able to overlook what could have been and have found happiness in what you have now. When a dream is truly over, that is all you can do, accept it and move on. For happiness is not a destination but a mood that you can control.
On the other hand maybe you are bitter, unhappy, and resentful. Perhaps you think often of what you could have been. All these excuses seem to stick out. You didn’t have time. You didn’t have the right timing. It wasn’t what you thought. It didn’t pay enough. You had too much going on. I can understand those excuses if at the end of the day you aren’t resenting those decisions and you don’t beat yourself up. However, if you are the excuse-type person, in the future remember that it gets old and in the end excuses are paper-thin and don’t amount to what could have been because it never was.
Dreams are made from those who seek it and if you want it bad enough you will find a way to at the very least TRY. Take your life experiences, learn from them. Accept the bad with the good and know that it has made you a better person if you find it within you. Somehow the drama and the bad has made you stronger, more tolerant, and perhaps it makes you want to scream back louder and get heard.
Look back at your childhood and where you stand now. Are there things you regret? Choices you have made that changed your life for the better or worse. Did you come from a broken family? Did drama follow you no matter how far you tried to push it away? Did people you loved and cherished fade away from you months over times or even just seconds without notice? Did you come from relationships that you couldn’t choose that tried your patience and faith in humankind? If so then I think you have the passion to follow a dream. The most amazing dreams come from people who have led the hardest life but instead of being pushed to the ground they stood up and fought. Those people who followed their passion through sheer force of their will stand and attest they wouldn’t change any of the bad no matter how it was for those times brought them the greatest moments of inner strength to be the person they wanted to be.
We all deserve to live the dream. You just have to want it bad enough. You have to accept what is and find the good in it so you can use it like Marshal Mathers. Such an amazing artist not just on the mic but with the paper. I’ve never seen an artist portray things in ways that are so angry and yet beautifully poetic within his metaphors and his meanings. Sure he is crude but his passion is undeniable and inspirational to all amateurs finding their place in this world. Another reason to believe in a dream is the fact that maybe you can be as inspiring as those visionaries were for you. Eminem is angry enough for the both of us when I can’t alow myself to be angry. If he didn’t follow his dream I would never be able to find an artist who can vent the frustrations of life that I feel most days.
This blog was inspired from Eminems lyrics in Airplanes part 2:
Let’s pretend, Marshall Mathers never picked up a pen. Let’s pretend, things would’ve been no different. Pretend he procrastinated had no motivation. Pretend he just made excuses that was so paper thin,they could blow away with the wind. Marshall you never going to make it, makes no sense to play the game there ain’t no way that’ll you win. Pretend he just stayed outside all day and played with his friends. Pretend he even had a friend to say was his friend. And it wasn’t time to move, and schools weren’t changing again. He wasn’t socially awkward and just strange as a kid. He had a father and his mother wasn’t crazy as shit. And he never dreamed he can rip stadiums. And just lazy as shit. Fuck a talent show in the gymnasium bitch. You won’t amount to shit, quit day dreaming kid. You need to get your cranium checked, you thinking like an alien, it just ain’t realistic. Now pretend they ain’t just make him angry with this shit and there was no one he could even name when he’s pissed at and his alarm went off to wake him but he didn’t make it to the Rap Olympics. Bitch slept through his plane and he missed it. He’s going to have a hard time explaining to Haley and Laney these food stamps and this WIC shit because he never risked shit, he hoped and he wished it. But it didn’t fall in his lap so he ain’t even, here it he pretends that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars.