Were you ever told by your parents or a teacher to “stop daydreaming”?
Too bad. It is important to have dreams, to envisage what you would like your relationships, your home, your world, your life to be like. It is important to let those images form themselves with abandon, to show you glimpses of possibilities.
Of course, it is important to follow through on those dreams, to be true to them. At least, those that inspire us. But first you have to have them. Remember the song from “South Pacific” (the musical from several decades ago): “How you gonna have a dream come true?”
Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?
Go ahead and daydream. And please, if you have children, don’t tell them to “stop daydreaming”. Let them dream.