1074BC_Future

1074BC_Future

I tend to be a veryindecisive person.  When I thought about the question, "What are yourdreams for the future?" I thought it was impossible to answer.  Idon't know exactly what I want to do when I get older, or where I want to live,or who I want to marry.  I don't know - nor is it my main concern - howmuch money I want to be making.  I wouldn't criticize anyone who thoughtthose to be important aspects of their future, however for me, they aresuperficial.  Tangible things that you could perhaps put a quantity on,are not what is most important to me.  I've grown up in a family where theintangible is more important.  Things like love, happiness, peace, andfamily - with the exception of maybe family - cannot be physically seen ortouched.  Rather, they are things that are felt within the person.  Idon't feel like my mother or father need to hug me or tell me that they love meall the time to know that they do.  I just know it and can feel it myselfwhenever I am around them.  I also think that the combination of knowingsomeone loves you and having someone else to love back is one of the greatestfeelings in the world.  Whether itis a friend, family member, or significant other, knowing that there is someoneelse out there who will always be there for you and support you just makes allthe little “uphill battles” that much easier.  Growing up in a relatively large family that is extremelyclose, I cannot imagine having one of my own someday.  To me, having a family is more important than getting thatdream job that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars.  In the end, the money isn’t going to laugh with you or crywith you.  It isn’t going to letyou make mistakes and still forgive you in the end.  While it may provide a more comfortable life style in the future,I realize that I don’t need an expensive car or a cleaning woman or a monthlytrip to the spa to make me happy. I didn’t grow up with that type of lifestyle so it’s just not programmedin me to see it as necessary.  Butfamily is.  Family will laugh atyour funny or not-so-funny jokes. Family will hold you and let you cry when something bad or scaryhappens.  Family will let you timeand time again mess up and they still forgive you and love you all thesame.  While these are my dreamsfor my own future, they are also my dreams for everyone.  Everyone deserves someone and somethingin their life worth fighting for. In my mind, family, happiness, peace, and love all qualify as somethingto fight for, and not settle until you have them all.

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