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Transcript of DREAM
By: Squid, and
N. A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
The Jig Is Up
"Give it up already," they say.
"You have to starve in order to feast."
But, is the pain of starvation worth the indulgence of the feast?
We all dream big dreams when we're young, from being a firefighter, to being an astronaut, to changing the world, to being happy. Dreams have no limits, and that's what draws most people to them. But, some of us think that such remarkable accomplishments are the "norm," therefore we create unrealistic dreams, and are not able to complete them. Some believe after you reach a certain point in the journey it's time to say enough is enough.
The "never give up" philosophy isn't for everyone. For some, it is psychologically healthier to give up on a dream, because they have made an unrealistic dream, one they can't complete.
If your dream is affecting the people around you; causing you to become so infatuated with the fight to achieve it rather than focus on what's important like family.
If you've invested a numerous amount of money and time into it and you're not going anywhere but down with your dream.
If it interferes with work, school, family, etc.
Quitting isn't a bad thing, just shows you're smarter than the rest.
Naturally, life should be that we get over "being happy," and "achieving our full potentials." And instead we should "dig ourselves into a nice, comfortable rut from which we can slowly pass our time with minimum effort or stress."
Dreams are intangible, and difficult to accomplish.
1st Glass Castle Example
2nd Glass Castle Example
To Wrap It All Up...
If you want to break free from the "real-world nightmare" of having unrealistic dreams and learn how to "blissfully coast through life as if in a coma," then follow these four steps that article author Jeff Wysaski has thoughtfully provided to you.
1. Get a job that slowly sucks the life out of you.
2. Buy a premium cable package
3. Take up drinking
4. Bring others down with you
People forget to enjoy the journey of accomplishing their dream, and instead focus on the the accomplishment of the dream.
If you focus on one dream then you might miss better opportunities, or might miss out on the game of life.
If you have spent your whole life trying to accomplish something that you still have not accomplished it might be a better idea to be flexible, and to be open to new opportunities, and create new dreams.
Unaccomplished dreams can cause intense depression and so can giving up. But, giving up and depression are both choices that can be easily avoided if you maintain a positive outlook on life.
In your lifetime, you have probably heard the phrase, "Never give up" more times than it's counterpart, "Give up." Dreaming is a part of life, everyone does it, but the difference is what they do with that dream. Some reach for the stars, some shrink back into the basement of their parent's house, and some just keep it as a dream and move on with life. You never hear of those situations though, you're always told to never give up, keep fighting, and one day your dreams will
true. Well, maybe they're right, but the only way to
if you "keep on truckin'".
Keep On Truckin'
Dreaming was an important aspect continued throughout the story. All the characters had the desire to pursue their own dreams. A couple of the characters had unrealistic dreams that they never gave up, but should have given up. A good example of that is Rex Walls and his dream to build the glass castle he had talked about all
throughout Jeannette's life. Unfortunately after the many ye
talk about this house he never achievhised dreams, which b
the dreams of his children. In all honesty this dream was f
ridiculous and should he should have given it up to avoid
the hopes and dreams of his children.
Due to the fact that Jeannette's father promised things he couldn't give her own dreams of him building a castle, or even being there for her vanished. As she grew older Rex slipped further and further out of her life, and she grew to give up their dreams of the glass castle. Even if Jeannette might not have wanted to give up those dreams it was for the best. Those dreams didn't keep her from pursuing her dreams of her own, and they didn't hold her back to suffer any longer. See, giving up your dreams can help you move forward in life, and can prove to have positive effects.
When one is busy 'not giving up their dream', they might need to realize and check some things. For example, make sure this is your own dream, not one that was pushed on you by relatives or friends.This has to be something you want for yourself, and not any one else. Next, you have to realize that changing the direction of your dream is not giving up. Same goes with changing your dream because of priorities or different ambitions, it's not settling for second best, it's redefining best (Lesley Mason).
Only You, Baby
Wysaski, Jeff. "How to Give Up on Your Dreams and Just Be Average." Weblog post. PleatedJeanscom. N.p., 27 Jan. 2010. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
McGraw, Phil. "Dr. Phil.com - Advice - 'When Should I Give Up On My Dreams?'" Interview. Weblog post. Dr. Phil.com - Advice - 'When Should I Give Up On My Dreams?' N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
Martin, Lorna. "Why You Can Achieve More by Giving up Your Dreams." Weblog post. Mail Online. N.p., 2 Jan. 2012. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
Scivicque, Chrissy. "When to Give Up on Finding Your Dream Career." Weblog post. CAREEREALISM. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
Radwan, Farouk. "The Ultimate Source for Understanding Yourself and Others." Weblog post. When Should I Give up on My Dream. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
Lesley Mason. "Never Give Up: How to Keep Your Dream Alive." Helium. N.p., 6 October 2012. Web. 26 February 2013.
Mr. Self Development. "5 Reasons to Never Give Up on Your Dreams." Mr. Self Development. N.p., 20 November 2009. Web. 5 March 2013.
Walls, Jeannette. "The Glass Castle." New York: Scribner, 2005. Print.
In this novel, many characters have a dream of their own. Rex Walls, for example, has this grand dream of building the glass castle. In truth, he is doing it for Jeannette, but he truly wants to build this home for his family. Throughout the book, he never once gave up this dream, always thinking and sharing little details of their future home. As the book progresses, Jeannette gets older, and soon she is at the age where she wishes to move out and on with her life. And yet, Rex tries to make her stay with his undying dream of the glass castle. "'And I'll build the Glass Castle, I swear it. We'll all live in it together. It'll be a hell of a lot better than any apartment you'll ever find in New York City, I can guaran-goddamn-tee that'"(Walls 238).
To Dream Or Not To Dream; That Is Our Question
Glass Castle Research Project
And so 17 years of Jeannette's life passed by and Rex never once gave up his dream. Not even when the sole purpose of that dream was leaving him, telling him that'd he'd never build it. He still tried to keep the dream alive in the end.
Glass Castle I
Jeannette Walls, the author of this memoir, had her own dreams. She dreamt of getting out of the terrible living arrangement she was in, dreamt of New York, of writing. In highschool, she was the head writer of their newspaper, a big achievement for a junior at the time. And then her sister moved to New York, and that gave her the idea to start new there too. With much hard work, she saved up every bit of money she could, even at the worst of times. "I was going to New York City as soon as the school year was out" (Walls 236). And she did, she accomplished that dream, along with the dream to become a writer.
Glass Castle II
"Oh come on, be realistic. That's never going to happen."
But is that really true? What's the point of being realistic, if you can achieve the impossible? Many have done it, they're living (or dead) proof. They never thought they could come this far. But they did, because they focused on their 'unrealistic' dreams. Never once did they think of a plan B. "Having a ‘Plan B’ only distracts you from ‘Plan A'" (Will Smith).
You have time. Time is going to pass whether you're out their achieving your dreams or not, so why not the latter? Everyone deserves a chance at their dreams, no need to give them up because you think you're too old (Mr. Self Development). You only live once, right? Well, once that you know of, that darn reincarnation.