Posted on: 12-06-2005 @ 01:29 pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2005
Grow Up Relax, my admonishment to grow up is not an insult directed at any ones maturity level. I'm referring to a statement that we all made as kids at some point. Maybe it was in school, class at church, or just answering the question of an adult who was awkward around kids and couldn't think of anything better to ask. At some point we all said, "When I grow up I want to be…" and you fill in the blank. What was it? An astronaut, lawyer, doctor, pastor, teacher, explorer, president, etc. Now I want to ask, "How did you do?" Are you now fulfilling your childhood dream, or did it get lost along the way. I find nothing more heartbreaking then the loss of a dream. When I was in high school I had three friends that I hung out with all the time unless I was on a date. We had hung out together since middle school, and we had many conversations dealing with our future dreams and ambitions of adulthood. As time past though I watched as each one of these guys slowly got side tracked, some by the break up of parents, some by girls, some by fear of failure. I'm not sure where all of them are today, but the last time that I would have talked to any of them they had lost the will to live those innocent dreams. Now I know that as we grow older our dreams can have a tendency to change or mature, and some of them can rightfully be lost in the mix. I also know that there are millions of people out there with secret ambitions that have never died. They are often unfulfilled and ultimately disappointed with life. All one has to do is decide to grow up. Whatever monstrous dream is lurking below the surface of your present reality deserves to be awakened, fed, and watered. It's time, now or never. What's the worst that could happen? You don't accomplish it. Well, you're there right now, and you know what it already feels like, so why not go for it! Why not finally grow up?
John B Smith
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