Sunday, June 1, 2008

It starts with a dream...

During creative writing with Lolita we were given the following prompt from Farrah:
"Whatever you can do or dream you can,
Begin it,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

I was reminded of a conversation I had previously with a man in the soup kitchen at lunch. This prompt sparked this memory because he spoke of the ways he wanted to improve society and he had developed such an elaborate plan on how he was going to achieve these hopes--Yet he never acted...

"I am going to give back to society going around to schools and talking about life and how to make a difference" he said. "I would mentor because the youth today are the future." The best intentions are noting without action. What holds us back? Why do so many of us wait for the scenarios to change? Wait until the odds are in our favor? What does it take for us to move-- bringing life to the dreams and intentions our mind provides us? Why does the death of others often stimulate our progression and make us sprint through life in order to achieve our predetermined goals? He has a dream but a dream is nothing without a plan, and a plan is nothing without action, and action is nothing without hope for change. Who will instill this hope in the man who needs to take action on a plan to conquer a dream that he has....Should I?

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