The Art of Dreaming as We Grow Up

As a kid, I always thought I was unstoppable. I believed nothing could physically hurt me and that every horrible situation I could think of would have a simple solution. Like jumping at the right moment in a falling elevator to avoid the crash or pushing off from part of a falling plane just before it hits the ground, landing safely a second later.

When you grow older, these absurd thoughts naturally fade away. It's probably for the best; continuing to believe in such fairytales would be dangerous and foolish. On the other hand, I still want to hold onto these dream-world scenarios to some extent. Because what is a world without dreams but an empty void where you live your life aimlessly and mindlessly until you die?

That's the trick: to grow up enough to understand the laws of nature while keeping your dreams alive. They may be far-fetched and feel out of reach, but as long as there is some possibility that they could come true, we should keep on dreaming.

DALLΒ·E 2024-06-22 20