Hamilton Wright Mabie
I never followed my dreams as a child. My family made me follow their dreams in how I was supposed to act, think and do. This is normal as they are trying to keep you safe in the best way that they know how. A child still can feel stifled in not expressing themselves. It is the time we feel the most anger and have the least control over our emotions in our lives.
We leave home and expect a difference. It does not happen as people who put themselves first are common in this world. People tell us we have to work and we can't have fun. Work is not meant to be fun and to enjoy ourselves we have to wait until our retirement and vacations. Yep that was my family.
I know that I left home and did something I always wanted to do that my Mother would not allow ride a big motorcycle. I traveled all over the country. In following my dreams I avoided a great deal of things I could have been doing that would have been wrong for me.
I have done this my whole life and had some people really dislike me. They say no one can have done all the things I did. I worked hard but I enjoyed my dreams. I studied and did what I wanted to do. I did it with out hurting others and competing with myself. I worked to make myself better.
I followed my dream in moving to the Philippines, and trying to make it my home. I still love the Philippines but I have to look at the people I was around and know the jealous and envious ones did not follow their dreams. They did nothing but say how they could not do this or that in their lives. They tried to make a better life for their children. Yet they did not think of themselves also.
All the jealous and envious people I have met do not like people who follow their dreams. They do not like it someone achieved something they were unable to achieve. They talked bad about them and tried to make themselves look good by making the other person look stupid, silly, or bad.
Stealing from others is to leave a mark on them of I am stupid. Humilating and putting others down is to leave a mark on them of I am better than you. All of the envy and jealousy trips are to make the person feel better because they did not follow their dreams. They did not do what the other person did who followed their dreams.
It is all about getting even with the person who followed their dreams because of how they feel about their lives. Love and kindness is the key in a persons life. It is not wrong to love and be kind to others. It is what the others do with it that is wrong or right.
What sort of person are you? If you resent and envy others and have to put them down. You should start competing with yourself and make yourself better. You should follow your dreams.