Sunday, 27 January 2013

Dream things that never were, and say - why not?


"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?" - George Bernard Shaw 
This post goes out to every person that lays awake in your bed at night worrying over
people's opinions of you. If you've ever been outcast, ridiculed, taunted and abused for
being a little different to the 'norm', I want you to consider what I'm about to say for a
moment. 

Ask yourself how many people that have gone down in our history as being the greatest
of all time have followed convention? Did they recoil when they met resistance or did they
stand up for their beliefs? If you have enough belief in yourself and your convictions,
eventually the majority of (rational) people will come to respect you; even if they don't necessarily agree with you all of the time.

Your short term unhappiness is little price to pay for ultimately your long term happiness, which I believe largely comes from finding inner peace. And honestly, can anyone truly be happy when they are merely living to please other people? In order to grow as people, we all must face adversity and some times pain. Without the negatives, would we ever truly appreciate the positives?

Don't allow yourself to live a mediocre life. Live a life you can be proud of.

I would like to close this post with the song 'HIStory' by Michael Jackson, which I feel is very befitting to the subject matter. Michael was a very intelligent, self-educated and well read man; more than most people ever realised or gave him credit for.


He got kicked in the back
He say that he needed that
He hot willed in the face
Keep daring to motivate
He say one day you will see
His place in world history
He dares to be recognized
The fires deep in his eyes

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophet's plan
Everybody...

Every day create your history
Every path you take you're leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty

Don't let no one get you down
Keep movin' on higher ground
Keep flying until
You are the king of the hill
No force of nature can break
Your will to self motivate
She say this face that you see
Is destined for history

How many people have to cry
The song of pain and grief across the land
And how many children have to die
Before we stand to lend a healing hand
Everybody sing...

Every day create your history
Every path you take you're leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you turn you're writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony

All nations sing
Let's harmonize all around the world

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many children must we see
Before we learn to live as brothers
And create one family oh...

Every day create your history
Every path you take you're leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you turn you're writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony

A soldier dies
A mother cries
The promised child shines in a baby's eyes
All nations sing
Let's harmonize all around the world