This Is The Cost Of Dreaming

This is inspiring!

Thought Catalog

We are too often told to follow our dreams.

We are told this by our many idols: athletes, artists, and cultural demigods among them. I’ve been told this by two of my personal heroes. By Thoreau: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined; and by Bradbury: Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.

But my favorite of the ways I’ve been told to follow my dreams is a lecture by the late philosopher Alan Watts, the essence of which is encapsulated in his central question: What would you do if money were no object? I encourage you to read the entirety of his message, because he states concisely and elegantly what all successful…

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