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What is so awesome about giving up on our own dreams and plans?
How can the decision to give up on our own dreams and plans (because it scares the hell out of us, because we’ve been told to play it safe and pick something “practical”, not because it’s impossible) be presented as a win?
In what ways does not pursuing our own dreams and plans trump pursuing our own dreams and plans?
Is it about money, so called “steady job” and “steady income”, middle class life and keeping up with the Joneses, and avoiding so called “unnecessary” risks?
The thing is we don’t know the exact outcome of either of these paths in advance, and if so any comparison is pointless and worthless.
We fool ourselves that it’s safer, or wiser, or more practical, to give up on our dreams and audacious plans and pick something which will pay our bills. We can’t know for sure what will happen should we decide to pursue our dreams or audacious plans (it’s impossible to know such things for sure in advance), so what we’re actually doing is we’re trying to convince ourselves (based on nothing!) that it’s better for us if we don’t pursue our dreams and audacious plans.
We talk ourselves out of pursuing our dreams and plans using some bullshit clichés and the fears and anxiety we soaked up from the rest of the society.