When We Were Children

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When we were children, we were told that success was in finding happiness.

Success was fulfilling our desires, regardless of what they were.

We were told that success was achieving our goals.

When we were children.

Stop telling us that  a 5/6 figure piece of paper is the only way.

Stop telling us that working hard means working like a dog for 40 hours a week.

Stop telling us we’re too “fresh out of college”, even though we’re qualified.

Stop telling us stereotypes never play a part.

When we were children, we were told that we could do anything

We were told to be brave and try even if we were afraid.

We were told that we had the strength, the drive, the power.

When we were children.

Stop telling us what you think our worth should be.

Stop telling us what you think we’re capable of.

Stop telling us there’s a cap on our  potential.

Stop telling us there’s a limit.

When we were children, we were told to love ourselves

Regardless of what the world says.

We were told to be “true to you”.

When we were children.

Stop telling us to stay in society’s box.

Stop telling us to stick to the status quo.

Stop telling us to play it safe.

Stop telling us to conform.

When we were, children we were told to have a dream.

Told to touch the sky and be starry eyed.

We were told to soar high and go far.

When we were children.

Stop telling us it’s risky.

Stop telling us it’s unrealistic.

Stop telling us the odds are against us.

Stop telling us what the statistics say.

Stop telling us it’s not possible.

Stop telling us it’s unlikely.

Stop telling us we’re wasting my time.

Stop telling us it’s too late.

Tell us that we can defy the odds.

Tell us we can step out of the box.

Tell us that it’s possible.

Tell us we can succeed.

Tell us that we are powerful.

Tell us to follow our desires.

To embrace the dreams we have.

Tell us we don’t have to let go.

Tell us we can look back.

To when we were children with starry eyes.

To when it was okay to truly believe.

In endless possibilities.

In fairy tale endings.

In the gift of having a dream.

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22 thoughts on “When We Were Children

  1. What a phenomenal post! Believing in dreams, endless possibilities, and fairy tale endings is not only acceptable, but should always be highly encouraged- regardless of age.

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      1. Being an adult is terribly overrated. Especially if that means imagination and childhood dreams quickly fade. Im determined to keep my dreams intact until I make each and every last one of them come true. 🙂

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    1. I totally agree 🙂 I hate that we lose this desire to dream as we get older! Just trying to remind everyone that dreams don’t have to die! Thanks for reading, I’ll be sure to check out your blog as well! 🙂

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