I do hope this reaches you in time. There is a moment in our life where we just have to accept - accept the fact that we aren’t good enough and we need to evolve. There also comes a time when others may make you feel this way. Problem is, it is quite difficult to discern which is which.
We all think that we are good at something until we are tested, and the results, well, they can be favourable or they can not. We’ve all heard Einstein’s quote, you really cannot judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, else that fish will just think that he is a moron for this entire existence.
I call bullshit.
One quote that I use to navigate life, is from the movie Sister Act 2, they speak of the book Letters to a Young Poet. They speak to the fact that this young poet wrote to the established writer asking that he review his work. The writer in return answered and said, I cannot say that you are a writer, if that’s what consumes your existence from the moment you’re awake to the moment you go to bed, then that’s what you are.
You see we can apply Einstein’s word to varying situations in life but we shouldn’t let it be the final nail in the coffin. So what if we all don’t climb the tree in the same way, and what if we all don’t want to even begin climbing. Whatever your dreams are, let no one stop you, because no one can see it like you can. Parents are slowly changing and realising that the conventional careers are not all this world has to offer. Friends and siblings can be separated into two categories, the ones that say yes simply because they have too and think that you cannot handle their honesty. Then there are the ones who truly believe in you, your dream and what makes you happy.
Yea sure it's good to have your supporters. However you cannot be mad at them because they don’t see it like you do, and they probably wont, and you have to be ok with that. Some of the cliches are spot on, dream so big that is scares you to pursue them, that teaches you to respect it and give it its just attention. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes, sweat, determination and hard work. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. My personal favourite, and for all of you who are being told otherwise by folk who doubt you. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
So get out there, and dare not only to dream but bring it to life.
Your fellow dreamer, M.S.Boodram