I cannot afford to waste my time making money. –Louis Agassiz
I often hear people say, “Wow that person is so successful. ” This statement usually refers to someone who has made a strong living on Wall Street or worked the ladder in a corporate job to finally land an upper management job.
I went through business school and labored through internships leading up to a marketing job for a cushy salary and handsome benefits. I rented the nice apartment in Chicago and experienced a life of comfort.
I wonder what my life would be like if I took a risk earlier. If I didn’t follow the status quo and tried to do something good with my life. I’m not saying a normal job isn’t noble, but I do think those with the audacity to stand up deserve a little bit of recognition. Those who strive for something different, something worth thinking about, something that can spawn creativity and effect the world.
Our society has turned into a factory of generations after generations insisting on back up plans. We have turned into a people obsessed with a quest for monetary compensation over stretching our boundaries. The unique is no longer unique. A diploma no longer makes us stand out in a world saturated with diplomas. So why do we still strive to just be a part of the crowd?
To Those Who Don’t Fear The Dream:
Cheers to the innovators who live on Top Ramen for the scant possibility of changing the world with a new invention.
Cheers to those who take on an English degree regardless of the naysayers who say it isn’t financially practical.
Cheers to the teachers who shape the minds of the future.
Cheers to the travelers who bring stories of adventure to the sheltered.
Cheers to the explorers who turn impossible reaches of our universe into a possibility.
Cheers to the philanthropists who give a chance to those who have fallen.
Cheers to the quiet, who know change is only possible through listening.
Cheers to the brave, who don’t fear the dream.
To those who don’t do it for money, but for a better tomorrow.
Because the future belongs to the foolish. The future belongs to those so stupid enough to not see how stupid their actions are. These are the people who succeed.