The American Dream and Risk

Park (@pbader1) 8 years, 4 months ago

Go to school, make good grades, get into college, go into the real world, find a job, find a husband/wife, raise some kids, enter retirement and await your death.

I don’t know about you guys but I’m having a hard time buying into this. I don’t think many people think about this sequence of life because 99% of Americans (and most of the world) are doing this.
Why don’t more people risk their lives to achieve greatness? I’m not talking about putting yourself in danger of being killed, but rather giving up your life to a greater cause or something that you want to do with your life.

“Any person that achieved greatness took a significant amount of risk.”

For sake of argument, pretend there is no god. Now as an atheist, why wouldn’t you go after exactly what you want in life? You’re going to die anyways. Is comfort > success these days? I constantly hear people complain about their current predicaments but they never want to do anything to change it. The dessert of the buying into the American dream is the right to complain to others.

Forget what your parents, family members, teachers, relatives, friends, or society has to say about your dreams.
You want something. Go get it. Period.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell

May 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm
Anonymous (2) (@) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

amen! but sadly this is the definition of success to most of us. and what am i more baffled of is that you have to follow them in order to be proclaimed successful. fuck society.

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