In this world, it seems like there are two types of people, for the most part – dreamers and realists. It’s a pretty powerful piece from a comedic sitcom, that quote above, and it can get one thinking.
Such as where do I stand on this spectrum?
I’ve always considered myself a bit of a dreamer. OK, maybe a big dreamer. Though reality keeps me grounded some, I tend to drift off in dreams. It can be about a lot of things and, more often than not, these dreams fizzle away.
It’s part of the problem about being a dream with realist tendencies – dreams often don’t come true.
I could talk about countless dreams – of lottery wins, to travel, to crushes, to jobs, to wanting to just be able to see somebody one more time – many of which never even came close to coming true.
Sometimes it’s based on luck, while others are more on not having the courage to push forward. Other times, reality is what squashes a dream.
But it’s the dream that keeps things pushing forward.
In my work, I drive anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half (round trip) for work each day. That gives me a lot of time to think and dream a bit. Sometimes the sounds of podcasts fill my car, other times there is music.
So I dream.
About life. About sports. About careers. About relationships. About what life could have been like had I chosen different paths. About travel. About baseball. About friends. About family.
You get the picture.
I’ve always been that daydreamer. The “what if” sort of guy. I think about the times in life when I let a dream fizzle without any attempts to move it forward and think about what that could have done in my life in regard to the path I’ve taken.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret things I’ve done. I like a lot of where I am in life and much of this could be fully changed had I taken different steps along the way. Still, I can’t help but to wonder …
These types of things happen probably weekly for me. Different dreams, hopes, thoughts, and wonderment come across my mind. I try and wrestle with things and then, eventually, the dream poofs away into the clouds.
The thing about dreamers is there are often many, many dreams. They all can’t come true. Hell, a high percentage of these dreams probably never come true.
It’s part of life – and reality.
To make dreams come true, a dreamer needs a care-free attitude and a lot of courage. I can’t say I always have that sort of attitude when it comes to dreams and, honestly, some fears in life (a future blog post) will sometimes get in the way.
That’s part of life as a dreamer, though.
How about you? Are you a dreamer or a realist? A little of both? Does any of this resonate with you? Chime in below with your thoughts!
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