Sunday, July 1, 2012

Living: "what you WANT VS. what you NEED"


What are your dreams when you were a little boy/ girl?
       Does it changed when you got older?
             Have you tried or even dare to pursue those dreams?
                    Have you/ we done enough to say that we TRIED?

SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! SO LITTLE TIME!!!

Experiences, dreams and goals are words that are expected to be co-related and somehow hitting a similar or a single point in our lives. 

Since God created our lives as a gift, He gave us freedom to manipulate and drive our own destiny to wherever and whatever we wish to be. But the road to the future isn't really making it easy. 

REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN WE USE TO SAY THAT WE WANTED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT, DOCTOR, LAWYER OR A SCIENTIST. 

Probably 5 years old to 11 years old.......



Our parents would be excited and tried telling us that if we really want to reach our dreams, we should never stop fighting for it because everything is possible. Then, starting from that day you told them you wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, scientist or an astronaut they worked for hours and hours a day. They were hoping that they can help reaching your dreams if they can earn that money to support it. 

11 years old to 17 or nearly 18 years old....




As we started growing up and being exposed to media, entertainment and technology thus the plans regarding the future changes. Rock star, Pop star, model, singer, musician or a dancer are assembled almost immediately like the stage of puberty. Young girls wished to be a lingerie, bikini or a clothing models so they would fall into crazy diet procedures. Young boys would drink and smoke because they thought that all rock stars are into that stuffs. Dreams being altered because of the environment or being replaced because of the trends or demands of this generation we have. Don't get me wrong, models and stars are great dreams and a good resource of money! The point is, do we really dreamt of being a star? Or we are just being pushed  on what our society define as COOL!


18 years old to early twenties....



In this stage, we realize that the first two stages above is somewhat far-fetched and unrealistic. So many things happened, choices were made, situation changed and opportunity passed so quickly that we haven't even got the chance to chase. Keeping your dreams behind and living life for the sake of surviving that's what left. We even tried going back to the dreams we created when we are 6 years old, but its almost close to  the "ITS ALL TOO LATE" kind of things. 


BUT HERE'S THE CATCH...

ALL THINGS ARE GREATLY BOUNDED BY IMPOSSIBILITIES. We may not reach our dreams, but somehow along the way we manage to collect new ones. We may live a life based on what is needed rather on what we really wanted, but LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DWELL ON WASTED THINGS. It is not bad to live a career or a life because of the urge of need... maybe it is a realization that "it" is also what we want. Dreams are picture we drew in our hearts that may be erased and crumpled through time, but it is our choice if we want to treasure it or dump it. We are humans! We are capable of failure and defeat, but the one who created us is not a WEAK AND A DISHONEST GOD! He is a great planner and a protector. So, we must not give up just because we didn't get or achieved what we want. 

BASICALLY....
It shouldn't be a WANT versus a NEED....
IT SHOULD BE LIVING OUR LIVES TO THE FULLEST AND APPRECIATING WHAT WE HAVE AND STRIVE TO BE BETTER. 

There's no room for crying and blaming! GROWING UP IS NOT JUST A SCHEDULED DESTINY or a SCALE OF WHO IS MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN THE OTHER! 

GROWING UP is all about ACTING UPON DECIDING while GIVING OUR BEST and not regretting for TRYING. 



10 comments:

  1. Hi have always tried no matter what even if it seemed that I was against all odds ..at least that's how I was when I was younger .... unfortunately if you don't have support even when things seams not to work out, it becomes harder and we soon loose self-esteem ...nowadays I think differently so it is a matter of growing up and looking at things in or from a different perspective....

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  2. Nagbabago ang pananaw natin,habang tayo ay nagkaka-idad, habang bata pa tayo, mas madaling mag padala sa agos ng mga nakikita natin sa media. Kung ano ang uso doon tayo, subalit, ngunit (wag nang datapwat) ang katotohanan ay lalantad na hindi habang buhay ay bata tayo, kailangan nating harapin na ang totoong buhay, dapat me matatag na trabaho para bubuhay sa atin.

    Noong bata pa ako,pangarap ko ang sumali sa That's Entertainment, ang mag-artista,kaso mo, wala akong talent,kaya change of plan, bandang 18 ako, pangarap kong makapag asawa ng artista- subalit- di ako ganun kagandahan..

    Noong stage 3 na, naisip ko, hindi ko na pala kailangan mag-artista o kaya makapag asawa ng artista, dahil ang buhay ay puno na ng drama. Kailangan ko nalang ang kumita, para mabuhay, at mamuhay ng mga mahal ko sa buhay!

    (sorry walang sense pinagsasabi ng ate mo..) :)

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  3. PS- sometimes what we want is not enough to support our needs.
    It's like wanting someone and needing someone...there's a massive difference there...

    but whatever you choose, you have to be wiser.

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  4. Need always try to kill want(desire) but I always believe in Impossible is Impossible...

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  5. Enjoy your youth while you still have it. Go for your dreams while it's still possible. Live your life to the fullest and you won't have regrets.<3

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  6. WOW!! you are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! and funny, and inspiring, and intelligent, and awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!!! <3

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  7. THAT's TOO much!!! hahaha but anyway Thanks. :D

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