Imagine Dragons

blurred linesHave you ever thought about what you want to do with life? Not just today or tomorrow, aside from all the partying and getting that corner office, but overall. Haven’t? Ok, no matter. Rewind a little- to maybe when you were five or six. Remember how when someone asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up and we said ‘Doctor!’ ‘Astronaut!’ or ‘I want to save the rainforests!’. How many of us have actually got down to doing what we wanted? We either didn’t have the guts to stand up for what we wanted or the system didn’t let us. I don’t know about the rest of the world, the Indian education system has me in quite a tizzy- there’s actually an age limit on when you can learn. ‘Educationists’ would say that it’s to ensure that everyone got a fair shot at higher education.  Its complete bollucks. We have an age limit on everything. Finish you education at 21, work till you’re 25, get married at 26, have kids by 29 and then grow old doing a job you don’t love, living a life you didn’t want.

Dreams are for the rich they said. Who the hell was ‘they’ I always wondered and why do ‘they’ get to decide what I want to do? We’ve all seen those people who are stuck in a rut. Are we one of them? Why do we not have the courage to stand up for ourselves? If we don’t, no one will. We spend our entire lives settling. Settling for something that’s only second best, if we’re lucky. Most of the time, it’s not even that. We settle for things because we don’t think we deserve better, because we don’t dare to want more.Then come along those jerks who are so sure of themselves, we think they’re conceited and arrogant what with their fancy jobs and cars. Yes, some of them have it very easy; everything is served to them on a silver platter.

Boils your blood doesn’t it? So be the person you want to be.  Cross over to the dark side and stop caring about what people have to say about your life. Your demons are your own and no one else’s. No one else knows why you are the way you are. Why then do you care what they think? Why not wait for the perfect job? Why not wait for the perfect mate? Why not openly say what you deserve? If you’re thinking “But doing this might hurt the person who loves me”, then you’re just looking for an excuse to not follow your dreams. It’s not that impossible to believe in ourselves.

Dreams aren’t the only place you can do impossible things. We can move mountains; most of us have been through hell with a smile on our face, it’s time to give yourself a chance. To do what you want to be able to do, despite people telling you otherwise. Live a little.

When the days are cold

And the cards all fold

And the saints we see

Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail

And the ones we hail

Are the worst of all

And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth

I wanna shelter you

But with the beast inside

There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed

We still are made of greed

This is my kingdom come

This is my kingdom come

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