Friday, July 18, 2008

One. Week. Old.

I think that this would be a good time to talk about dreams. Everyone is well aware how ambitious the people in LA are, the entire Entertainment Industry is here. What people don’t expect is the fact that most people are here because they have/had dreams that really surpass(ed) their desires for fame. Indeed, a lot of people here get lost because they forget to follow their actual dreams. The dreams that inspired their days, and gleefully kept them up at night. The ones that helped them connect with other people, and helped them view the world in a way that made sense. And to be fair, it is quite easy living in LA, to get away from everything that is actually important. To be frank, it’s a great place to live. The weather is fantastic the whole year round! Our winter feels like early fall for most of America. You can do things outdoors every day, even when it rains. And the sun. Oh, the SUN! This doesn’t even bring up all the distractions that things like the Sunset Strip cause.

But – dreams are important. They are much more important than we realize. Consciously or subconsciously, we live by them. They determine our emotions about our lives. I firmly believe that dreams are a major reason for being on this planet. Our innermost desires, beyond self-serving ideas, are most likely thoughts about bringing us all together. We will get distracted, if we want to be distracted. We can feel helpless, if we so choose. But chew on this, maybe every obstacle we encounter is meant to bring us closer to our dreams and not farther away. I don’t assume it’s meant to be easy, and I can’t prove what’s out there in the Universe, but I refuse to believe that we were put on this planet to be unhappy and unfulfilled.

Never. Give. Up.

This special edition is dedicated to April and Joshua.

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