Friday, July 13, 2007

I am a dreamer but I am not the only one


I dream for a better, happier world where people just get along... and yes, I am a fool, but I cannot help it. I have to follow my heart.

I go about my day and I see people that are not happy. I see people that settle with what they have, from their jobs to the people in their lives, and it hurts me.

I want to see people with their heads up and a smile on.

I see people afraid to go after what they want because they're afraid to lose what they already have, even if they are not happy with it.

I see people afraid of going after what they want because they might actually get it, and that scares them.

I see people afraid to surrender themselves to their hearts because they are afraid that they might get hurt.

Basically, I see people living in fear.

I am afraid too. I am scared like a little boy, but that is why I know I have to keep going and keep trying and to see what life has in store for me.

I have to know that at least I tried.



“If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it.” Lao Tzu



I will tell you that a lot of times I get scared and I want to run like a little boy back to mommy.

Other times, I feel very lonely because very few people support you when you go after what your heart wants, instead of going after what is safe or what society expects of you.

I have lost a lot of friends along the way, but I have also found out who my real friends are, friends who I know will be there no matter what.

Many times I have asked myself the question, "Am I doing the right thing?"

I will tell you, your heart always knows the truth.

I will be the first to admit that I haven't always followed my heart, but time has showed me that it was always right.

So I am a dreamer and I dream of helping people walk with their heads up and with a smile on.

I go around and I teach men how to understand women better and I like to think that I am helping them, but who am I to tell you how things are? I am only human.

I only know what I have seen. Maybe you know more than I, but that is why I am more fortunate than most of you, because I go and teach 10 people at a time and I learn from all of them.

I grow every time I teach.

The funny thing is that the more I learn, the more I see that I do not know anything.

I think Socrates once told his student, "You know more than I because the more you know, the longer it will take you to realize that you do not know anything, and since I know more than you, it will take me longer to realize that I do not know anything."

I think it was something like that, but I am not sure. I know that these were not his exact words, so I will try to search for it online and see what I can find.

“When Socrates asked the Delphic oracle who was the wisest of men, the oracle replied that it was Socrates himself. Socrates was shocked to hear it. “Who, me?” he wondered. “I don’t know anything.” But as he contemplated the oracle’s answer, Socrates realized the oracle was right. Socrates indeed was wiser than other men. At least he knew he was ignorant; the others were ignorant and didn’t know it. As long as they were ignorant of their ignorance, they could never change it.”

by Michael Bauman

I have a long way to go until I realize that.

So for now, I hope that I am changing people's lives for the better. I dream of reaching everyone that wants to be helped and I hope to learn and grow with them.

I dream of changing the world and I am sure that I am not the only one. Maybe one day I will realize that I do not know anything and I will just get lost in the void of the universe...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

''So for know I do hope that I am changing peoples live for the better and I dream of reaching everyone that wants to be helped and I do dream of being able to helped them, and I do hope to learn and grow with them.''

Inspirational dude. You are right that so few people go after what they really want. It is cool to see you try.

William Tse said...

Great post. Most people out there are like leaves in the Hurricane, but with what you know (speaking your own truth and listening to your heart), you can be the hurricane.

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