Reach for the stars. You already shine like one. Someone once told me to dream more. I thought I was a dreamer like in Supertramp’s song Dreamer. “Put your hands in your head” was what I expected to hear from this man. He was a very accomplished person, he still is. He had done a lot of things. He had so much to show for. But he told me, and he knew me very well : you’re not dreaming enough, Caroline. Dream more.
He was right. There is nothing wrong with dreaming, no matter what. Hear this (and let me know if you disagree, and why) : it’s impossible to dream your life away. When you dream, what is going away ? When something is accomplished, the fun is over, and it’s time to move on. Don’t be in hurry for things to be over. Don’t ever be “accomplished”. And shove it in other’s people face that you’ll never “get there”, you’re already there and beyond. On some level, you got there such a long, long time ago, anyway.
Seems paradoxical ? To dream more yet to feel like you already got there ? No, it’s not. To dream is to aim for something, and to imagine that you’re there, and to experience it already, and to realize that, on some level, it’s already inside of you. And one day it will be out there too, it will materialize. It will, and to believe so can bring no harm. It will eventually help you get there. Those around you who do not want you to dream are either jealous, scared for you (because they project their own fears on you) or they’re bitter. There is a human tendency to try and bring other people, either up or down, to one's own level of optimism or pessimism. Dream, I tell you, and don’t ever stop dreaming.