Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chasing Your Dreams

The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend”.
-Henri Louis Bergson
The purpose of a life is to have a life of purpose”.
-Robert Byrne
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live”.
-Flora Whittemore
My granddaughter hates school except for her social life activities.  She is very bright but sees little purpose with most of what the school tries to teach.  As a doting grandfather I can see her talent and passions.  My wife and I, along with her father, struggle with how to get her through school without breaking her spirit.  How many times can you take her phone away or lock up the video games?  I think many of us as children had our spirits broken and we ended up as adults living lives that do not fulfill us or make us happy.  The “system” often squashes our dreams and we end up feeling, if I can quote a Pink Floyd song, like “Another Brick in the Wall”.  Many children cannot see the value of school because their minds are not prepared to comprehend what is being taught or why some things need to be learned.  I want my granddaughter to live a life of purpose where she is fueled by her passions to live her dreams.  When we are growing up we open and close doors, and often doors are slammed in our faces.  What we see in life, what we comprehend in life, what doors are opened and what doors are closed play a part in determining our life and who we become.  Of course, so do the choices we make and the chances we take.  If we are strong and determined, we can kick down the doors that are closed.  Some people seek their dreams and some people chase them.     

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