Never to Give up the Pursuit of Dreams

One weekend I talked to a stranger while I was warming up before a match. He asked, “What do you do?” I replied that I owned a software company. “Really? How admirable,” he said, “I have been wanting to work in animation design and freelance. This is my dream. But now I am caught up in the wrong office job.” I asked in a low voice, “You are alive, aren’t you?” He went on talking, “You don’t understand. I have been waiting ten years for this dream. But once you are married it would be difficult for you to do what you really like?”

I gave him many suggestions. But he always had plenty of excuses. He kept saying that, “With a family to feed and a full time job I can’t spare any time to do what I like.” At last I stopped talking. And I didn’t want to argue with him on our first meeting.

And now I understand that not everyone wants to devote all their time and energy to their dreams. And many people don’t know that they have to give something up if they want their dreams to come true.

I am still impressed and encouraged by the lines in the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, “You got a dream, you gotta protect it.” “Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me.

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4 thoughts on “Never to Give up the Pursuit of Dreams

  1. Hi Simon, I enjoyed reading your post. There are a few grammatical corrections I’d like to suggest. Please delete this comment once you have read it.
    Are you alive, aren’t you? —> You are alive, aren’t you?
    I always want to engage… —> I have always wanted to/ I have been wanting to engage…
    But once you got married, it would be …. —> But once you are married, it would be …
    I didn’t want …. when we first met. —> I didn’t want … on our first meeting.
    … no everyone want… —> … no one wants …
    … all their times … —> … all their time …

    Please do not start sentences with “And” and “But”. Try to avoid using “but” in sentences at all if possible. “But” denotes a strong negation or difference which must be avoided as much as possible in formal usage.

    • Thank you very much and I have corrected my post. I appreciate it. I started to write in English just recently. I learn much from your corrections. I hope you can give me more suggestions in case you are free. Thanks!

      PS: I like your comment and don’t want to delete it. It is useful. If you really want me to delete it I will.

  2. Thank you for being so considering as well.
    There are a few others that I’d like to point out then, hope u don’t mind.
    …talked with a stranger… when I warmed up… —> …talked to … while I was warming up…
    What are you? —> What do you do? (usually)
    “Really? How admirable,” he said, “I (too) have been wanting to work in animation design and freelance.”
    But now I am trapped in the wrong office works. —> But now I am trapped (caught up in) in the wrong office work job.

    • I have corrected my post according to your suggestions. Thanks again!

      I would never mind you giving me correcting suggestions. The more suggestions the better.
      Good luck to you!

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