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"Follow your dreams" is the stupidest advice ever.

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You can't follow dreams anyways. Dreams are just instances that occur involuntarily beyond your will. They're a figment of a non-existent reality. So when people tell you to follow your dreams, they're just telling you to sleep walk!

how is sleep walking gonna help make me a billionaire :(



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And this week on projecting pessimism to make others feel as bad as I do...on a gaming forum lol



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Qwark said:
Depends on what your dream is, if you want to be a doctor or a lawyer you should defenitely follow that. If you want to be famous its a huge gamble depending on luck more than anything so I would not advice it.

In the "field" of getting famous, either its actor, musician, tv host, etc, money and connections are a first and a must ingredient, because even tough its on TV, things are not happening like in the movies - some director notices you and by pure altruism he give a huge and easy chance to fulfill your dream.
Yes, luck it extremely important but not in this sense.



bugrimmar said:

When I watch an awards show and an actress delivers a speech saying "follow your dreams", I have to swallow my own vomit.

Its part of the control - the famous person show himself as an altruist, honest and benevolent one, because that will add to his/her charm, and people fall for that, they think: "This guy is for us, he wants to help us, he want us to become like him - rich and famous."
S/he doesn't deliver that speech because its the truth and because s/he wants to help ordinary mortals to compete for his/her place, they do it because in the eyes of the sheeple it looks good, it fuels their delusions and also, by doing so - having sheeple to follow him/her, it fuels his/her support for staying there on top.

Every smart man know the hypocrisy of that statement and the fact that obviously doesn't work. Also, the con man know why its useful to use it on sheeple and what he has to gain.



It is probably the best advice ever. I am truly saddened that you do not believe in finding your passion and making it work for you. Is it easy? No. Is going to work for someone that did follow their dreams any easier? Probably not. Find what fuels you and go, go, go.

As another poster noted, you can learn any skill if you have the drive and discipline to learn it. A blind man can play piano because that was his fucking dream. You cannot get mad at successful people for giving you the keys to success. You cannot say, "they are one in a million" because of their looks when Forest Whitaker routinely gets acting roles making big money. Work hard. Work extremely hard. Then work harder. You are the person that told me I could not make my dreams become a reality. Saying they are anomalies and I am a normie. The difference was not in their looks, it was in their dedication and work ethic. I am a normal man that does extraordinary things. The people around me have told me, "you can't fast that long, you will die" or, "sleeping only four hours a day will kill you. Tesla was different. He was an anomaly. You are just Muhammad" and my favorite, "sometimes you have to give in and fight. You are not Gandhi". And I will happily tell you, I am a normal guy that is not exceptional. I just decided to dedicate myself to my disciplines despite your negativity and you know what I saw that you will probably never, ever see? Success.

And it all starts with me having a dream and deciding to follow it. TL;DR Fuck off with your loser attitude.



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I'm similar to you in that opinion, however I do believe people should follow their dreams -IF- they have the talent and are able to work hard. There's a point where holding true to your dreams is just hurting yourself.



PwerlvlAmy said:
You can't follow dreams anyways. Dreams are just instances that occur involuntarily beyond your will. They're a figment of a non-existent reality. So when people tell you to follow your dreams, they're just telling you to sleep walk!

how is sleep walking gonna help make me a billionaire :(

Seems like there is a company paying good money to study sleep and the person would have to be basically sleeping or stop for like 70 days... you up to it? Not billionaire, but good buck.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Someone needs to watch naruto



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
Someone needs to watch naruto

Naruto was son of 4th Kage and also from one of the original clans. Had Half the power of the most powerful monster inside himself. Is the protagonist, etc... nope, he already had all the requisite to make his dream come true. Why don't we ask about all the other who wanted to be Kage but were just worthless? They followed their dream and nothing.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

There's nothing wrong in following your dreams.
Will that apply to every single person? Most likely no. Still, there's no harm in encouraging people because, well, that's what people already do without those catch frases, anyway.

It's those who follow their dreams that must be aware of their own limitations.