CHASING A DREAM
Dreams are real. They form the basis for human development, creativity and evolution. Turning them into reality takes a little more effort than just hope. We all have dreams for the future. Goals that are ripe for achieving. Ever since we were born, we’ve wanted to impact the world in some way and stand out from the crowd. Every day we hope that someone will notice us and recognize us for some special achievement.
Changing your reality to fit your dreams is no simple task. Because reality is a ruthless tormentor, there will be few opportunities to take command. But if you take advantage of the few that exist and bar reality from within and without, there will be no stopping you. Put your idea into practice. Work towards achieving your goal, just dreaming is not enough. If you put the work in and do your best. You will see measurable results.
Remember, the first time you try you might not do it perfectly so don't over analyze your every action. Have fun and try not to get too caught up in achieving perfection. Even if you don't do well at all you can still have fun as long as you do your best.
Try hard and don't worry about looking stupid, you're probably going to make a fool of yourself the first time you try something, but as long as you brush it off and give your all you won’t be teased or stared at. You will be laughing all the way to the bank. There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing your dream. Don’t give up. Don't let yourself be discouraged by anything, whether someone is putting you down or your attempts aren't going as planned keep trying. As long as you're passionate about the dream you are attempting to put into action you should be able to keep going and push through the tough spots. Always keep in mind, you can do it!
Be a Man
By Damien Dodd 12/01/20: What does it mean to be a man? Are there requirements to be a man? Is it necessary to you to be "considered" a man? These are very important questions that men may catch themselves asking. Unfortunately, answers to these questions are not that clear, and pondering them may be detrimental to one’s psyche.
There are certainly stereotypes about men and fathers, gender roles we fill, as well as societal pressures that can make men feel as though there are prescribed attributes and characteristics that are imperative in "being a man". They can influence men's perspectives on their appearance, the way they look at their career and most importantly their emotions. Understanding these pressures, both overt and covert, is necessary because they act on us, whether we like it or not. They may fuel our anxieties, insecurities and fears. Therefore, we must take them into account when deciding whether they will be incorporated into our own personal definition of "being a man".
Men more commonly identify themselves via their profession. "I am a doctor, lawyer or architect", at times, over-looking key roles as fathers, sons, friends and coworkers. Some of us put so much into our professional images that it comes at a cost to our relationships outside work. What effect does this have on those who have historically female-affiliated jobs like male nurses, airline attendants and hair-stylists? Are they not "real men"? What about those who are unemployed? How would they identify themselves?
Historically, men have been the "providers" or "breadwinners" of the household. This puts a great deal of pressure on men to be financially successful, not just enough for ourselves, but for our significant others and children. How does a man define himself if he is not the sole household income or primary "breadwinner"? Is he not a "provider"?
We are expected to be strong, brave and never to let our emotions get the best of us. We are told "real men don’t cry" or is it that a "real man is not afraid to cry". The point is that there are a great deal of conflicting perspectives regarding what it means to be a man, and there is no way to satisfy them all. If one allows others to dictate how they feel about themselves, they may expend a great deal of energy trying to appease other, making their own happiness a mirage.
We must decide for ourselves what attributes we think are necessary in "being a man". We must also be aware all of these pressures, because they act on us directly and indirectly. So, before you ask yourself, "Am I a man?" One must answer the question, "Is it important to me to "be a man"? And then, more importantly, am I happy with the type of man I am? Article source: