Sunday, September 04, 2005

The importance of Being


So often we try to change ourselves and fit in. We live in a society where we are constantly being told how we should dress, what we should buy. We have a multitude of idols whom we can never become. Sometimes we try and give ourselves up to be with someone else. And of course our parents have expectations of what we should be and we will probably expect our children to be something.

Simply, we are. Do we do a job we hate so that we earn money? Do we stop being who we are because we want someone's love and approval? Do we marry someone because our religion dictates it? Do we cease to enjoy the sight of clouds because this fast moving society forces us to rush at a pace no sane animal would?

I know there is no free lunch. If all of us gave up our jobs to become beach bums there won't be enough beach for all of us, let alone fish and coconuts. We have to be part of this society to live, but to live, we have to keep a part of us true to ourselves.

What moves you? What is your dream? Yes, there are people who have to give up their dreams to live. Their lives are bad. But are you giving up your dreams because you do not have a choice, or are you giving up your dreams because you don't have the guts to be yourself? Or have you lost touch with yourself and are living the dream sold to you by the mass media?

2 comments:

eadwine said...

"If all of us gave up our jobs to become beach bums there won't be enough beach for all of us, let alone fish and coconuts"

hahaha. we'll buy stuff with sea shells too

Anonymous said...

somethings dreams are not given up, but changed. we may realise that after being beach bum for a year that it isn't what you want to be for your whole life and go after other dreams