concept: you realize you are free to be whomever you want, and you strive to become that person every day. you know you may not be there yet, but you’re always closer than you were the day before. on this journey you realize that you have profound respect for this person who is working so hard to chase their dreams, not just for the dream they’re chasing.
My brain for the past hour:
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Under the sheets, another chase dream
turns to white noise. It’s in the cloud, dude. Solid.
I swallowed a monochrome
stone —no need to scream
i’ve been here before —and watched
swans silver the pavement
right up to my window.
Where is the diary of bones?
The count of floorboards?
Your face that never shows up
in my photos.
man, i honestly don’t give a fuck anymore. i’m chill if I’m ugly, handsome, or decent-looking. I just don’t care. If people think I’m ugly, oh well! If people think I’m cute, cool. If people think I’m average, that’s ok. I’m not trying to please anybody! I care about only me, and what I do for myself. I won’t stoop down to people’s level, just do please them…I’m only gonna please myself. I’m gonna chase MY dreams. I’m proud of MYSELF!
The Human Mind: 600 miles of synaptic fiber, five and a half ounces of cranial fluid, 1500 grams of complex neural matter… a three-pound pile of dreams. But I’ll tell you what it really is. It is the ultimate battlefield–and, the ultimate weapon. The wars of this modern age–The Psychic Age–are fought somewhere between these damp, curvaceous undulations. From this day forward, you are all psychic soldiers. Paranormal paratroopers! Mental marines who are about to ship out on the adventure of their lives! This- is our beachhead! And this- is your landing craft. You shall engage the enemy in his own mentality–you shall chase his dreams, you shall fight his demons, you shall live his nightmares! And those of you who fight well, you will find yourselves on the path to becoming international secret agents– in other words… Psychonauts!! The rest of you… will die!
Facebook user, Shannon Satonori Lytle, shared his success story on his page yesterday. It’s very inspiring tale on how determination can get you where you need to be to become who you want to be. This is his story in his own words:
“In high school, I flipped burgers at McDonald’s so I could afford the privilege of taking the SAT. I fed and cared for my three baby siblings until they went to sleep and stayed up until 4am to do my homework. I walked home through a dangerous part of the city after extracurriculars because I couldn’t afford a car. I stuck my laptop out of my window at night to steal my neighbour’s wifi and finish my schoolwork.
I was scoffed at and told, “from this part of Ohio, only the children of doctors and lawyers get to go to Ivy League Schools.” In college, I panicked when my laptop broke because I had worked 150 minimum wage hours to buy it. I scrubbed toilets, shelved books, and sold clothing so I could chase my dreams and travel the world. Throughout my life, I have manoeuvred and begged for every kind of subsidy and coupon. I’m the son of a warehouse worker and an immigrant; a first generation student.
Be resilient. Try again. And again. When things don’t go as planned, make a new plan. Know your strengths. Understand your weaknesses. You know what you are and what you aren’t. Use that knowledge to assess your situation. Just try again. When you fall down or come up short, know that isn’t the end of you or your journey. You can do anything. You can get through anything.