Dreams Keep Us Awake

Dreams Keep Us Awake” is one way of restating India’s ex-President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s expression. However, he says it better, provided you get it’s true meaning.

Dreams

is not what you see in sleep

[Dreams]

is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep

My first reaction to it was that I wanted to correct the grammar. My reaction to my reaction was “Oh… I get it now…

These Dreams are not to viewed as a fleeting fantasy. These Dreams are the driving force in your life…

Exactly! You may dream while you sleep, but the visionary dreams…? They are well framed in the expression “Dreams is not what you see in sleep. Dreams is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep!”

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Why Are Hopes and Dreams Like Teardrops?

Q: Why are hopes and dreams like teardrops?

A: they both can get lost…

teardrops get lost in the rain;
hopes and dreams get lost in reality.

Tear Drops in the Rain

Hopes and Dreams are like teardrops in the rain, they get lost in reality.

“Isn’t it funny how as children we have the biggest amount of expectation for our lives when we grow older, but only a small amount of us actually follow and accomplish our dreams, while the rest of us are stuck working jobs that we know aren’t really too fulfilling?”
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Yes, it is life’s difficulties and challenges (the reality of it all) which make it so easy for us to lose sight of our hopes and dreams. Yet, hopes and dreams can be made a reality when really wanted. It takes a strong will, some talent, a superb plan, and desire, but deep down we all have what it takes!

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A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing?

Yep…

Call it the Hazard of Learning Little…

Alexander Pope said:
“A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.”

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

“Pope is also renowned for being the third-most quoted English-language writer by The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and the two couplets above are perhaps his most quoted lines.

The “little learning..”, or as commonly misquoted “little knowledge..”, is an excerpt from his monumental poem An Essay on Criticism. The poem discusses virtues and flaws which influence a sound criticism of a work of art. Pope was a great champion of…” [read more]

His argument is that “little learning” is a real hazard…

What can we do? Well, for one, check out this free “Memory Mastery” video
If you are a bit hesitant to do that, check out the post at The Ongoing Mind first…

“Education does not stop with a high school or a college diploma – our knowledge gets quickly outdated. Without a continuing conscious education we cannot notice the minor, or understand the major problems that we individually or collectively have to face, not to mention coming up with lasting solutions. We need to “drink deep”, or never stop “learning to learn”, all for the betterment of, if not the world then at least of the things and people we value the most.”

source: Hazard of Learning Little
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