“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” –T. E. Lawrence
Today I went back and hit the books. The first half hour was admittedly a struggle as every tiny noise was a huge distraction. The neighbor’s radio, the neighborhood dogs gossiping, a small cry from a delighted child. Every little detail was ten times louder in my head as it screamed “you are still on Holidays!”
No mind, I am not any longer off the clock.
Please cease your endless bickering and focus on the task at hand.
Eventually the text started to make sense once again and the distractions were filtered out slowly, but I could not help to dream as I read the scenarios being illustrated in detail. I often wonder if great figures in history, such as Mr. Churchill, knew the role they were playing. Everything I have read on the subject suggests that Churchill was very aware of the ultimate role and his destiny to do great things. However, on the other side it appears that Hitler had the very same thoughts of destiny and achieving a greater goal than most men can dream of. Somehow specific men and women are clearly aware of the influences that they are making, and the struggles they must make for the (hopefully) good of their people and the world. Is it not strange how our desires and dreams may seem so outlandish, but in the eyes of history will be viewed as some of the greatest moments of destiny?
I choose to dream about my future today, and to think about the difference I may make to another person tomorrow. It is my greatest hope that I will always be aware of my small place in the history of my country, nation, and the world. That I may always choose to better the situation of another, to show love and compassion, and to learn from the many mistakes I will make. I hope that I may take this education and dream about the future I may create for others I influence.
I dream that I will do good.