Hope and dreams. Why do we as human beings always hope for more than what we have? Are we ever really content? It’s part of our nature to want to have that euphoric feeling of achievement. And so we set ourselves goals, we dream.
I think people have always had dreams, some just dream bigger than others. But does anyone reach a point in there life where they think, “I’m done, I’ve achieved all of my goals and fulfilled my dreams. I am now content.”? We as a society are always hungry for ‘more’; more money, more clothes, more power etc. Therefore I don’t think we will ever be completely satisfied in the here and now. We are sometimes too busy dreaming about our future to really appreciate the moments in the present. In the twilight of my life, I don’t want to look back at my past and realise that I didn’t make the time to fully appreciate each little part of my life because I was too busy chasing my dreams.
Don’t get me wrong, we all need dreams. Dreams give us hope, they give us purpose. I just don’t want to get lost in a fantasy land and miss out on the imperfect yet precious moments of reality.
I can’t believe I’m quoting from Harry Potter, but it does seem fitting.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” J.K Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
I suppose the hardest part is trying to find that balance. Then again, I have heard somewhere before that life isn’t meant to be easy.
Here are a few moments that I like to take the time to enjoy.