We’re Becoming a Society That Suppresses Dreams

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a famous astrophysicist that has really come to fame in my mind because of his absolutely true contention that our society inhibits the ability of children to dream. The progression of science has been hindered in the modern day by a decrease in the number of children dreaming about a better world, dreaming about what can be or what we can do, dreaming about the possibilities offered by science, and dreaming about space. Children used to dream about space and possibilities. I completely agree with Mr. Tyson. Our children aren’t dreaming in the way that they used to and this has hindered our progression and what I believe is most certainly our manifest destiny, which is to colonize space. What does this have to do with Irrational Health?

We live in a culture that is focused on reality and what people need to do in order to live in the world. We’re not allowing children the opportunity, which they deserve, and we ultimately need; that opportunity being the opportunity to dream. It’s the innocence of a child that sometimes yields the greatest lessons because a child can only see things at a base level. It’s the dreams of children that can push us forward, that can change the world into something better than it is. Why are we suppressing that then? That’s the irrationality. It’s the irrationality of desiring a better world and yet, at the same time suppressing the ability to dream for something more, which is required for advancement. It is true that on some level everything I’ve written here has to be discarded because life is difficult and sometimes the only way to live is to fall in with everyone else, but this carries consequences. The extremity of this situation carries consequences. There’s nothing wrong with being a dreamer. There’s nothing wrong with a little boy looking up at the stars and wondering what lies beyond them. There’s nothing wrong with a little girl thinking about a happy life devoid of the lust that permeates modern relationships. Whether they’re realistic thoughts or not, they’re dreams and they mean a great deal to the children who have them and to our world at large. We should believe that nothing is impossible even if our better judgement tells us otherwise because when we suppress something enough, it has no opportunity to become a reality. I remember the first time I had a full glimpse at the night sky, unhindered by man-made lights and it’s something that I wouldn’t have wanted lessened at the time. I remember when I believed that anything was possible and likewise I would never have wanted that challenged. Not at the time. It’s okay to dream. Dreaming is essential. If you want a better world, then dream. One dream tonight can make all the difference tomorrow.

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