You May Say I'm A Dreamer...
It's too cliche to finish the quote, but the title is perfect for what I want to talk about..
I've always been a dreamer.. a day dreamer, a philosopher, and a thinker. I can be logical, but it's not my MO. I've always been introspective and fully aware of my surroundings and the people around me. I can sense when somethings a wry, or when the emotions, thoughts, and feelings in someone have changed. It's enabled me to sometimes prevent myself from getting my hopes up and getting hurt, but has also failed me on occasion.
But I digress, I want to talk about dreams. Today I dreamed really big, and it felt really good. My mind was again buzzing with ideas, and the limitless possibilities that surround us. Focusing my energy and thoughts on positivity and the potential for great things, I could see just how possible true happiness is.
We live in a society that feeds off of negativity and despair. Just take a look at the news. Nothing but war, death, depression. Commercials that urge you to buy drugs you don't need, while at the same time demonizing drugs that have been known to be highly beneficial. It is the double standard and backwards morals that have completely made us look silly in the eyes of others. How does the tobacco industry still exist? $$$. The war on drugs has been a complete failure, war has become the first option rather than a last resort, and the news media thrives off of deception rather than fact and reality.
In spite of all that, I'm still a dreamer. I still hope and I still long for something better than the 9-5, and finding Wealthy affiliate has made me realize that everything I have ever been passionate about or interested in has the potential to blossom into something great.
My destiny seems to be aligning. I am starting to see the bigger picture. Today I thought about how amazing it would be to have the time to do whatever the h*ll I wanted to do. If I could have 10 websites on auto pilot, then I would have the time to do the things I love. Paint, Draw, make beats, go fishing, get back into skateboarding, enjoy every day of my life fully, rather than try to appreciate the fact that "well, i still have a job" I don't want to live like that. Nobody should be stuck in that mindset. But people are. Our conditioning has quite literally made us slaves to ourselves and to others without even realizing it. It has become routine and accepted, even when we are exposed to bits and pieces of cognitive dissonance (two conflicting and contradictory ideas that cannot go hand in hand).
In spite of all this, I'm still a dreamer.
I have always thought of myself as a decent writer, but I never really had the opportunity to write to anyone, or write anywhere. I wrote essays and papers throughout school, but that was never fun, even though my writings came across as articulate, well researched, and intelligent. Here I have finally found a place to write and get all of my thoughts and emotions out. The opportunity to monetize all of this has given me hope in a world that has almost lost it all.
I have been making peanuts since 16. 12 Years working in retail has taken it's toll, but I'm still not ready to give up. I have been truly blessed with a supportive family and good parents, and I know there's something better out there.
I'm still a dreamer ...