Saturday, August 11, 2012

Follow Your Dream...

Platitudes don't always work out in real life....

7 comments:

Aethelfrith said...

I appreciate your pessimism, but I respectfully disagree. I've been working where I am for nearly six years because it was easy, convenient, and the pay was OK.

I loathe my job. I have a feeling that if I were my boss, I would have fired me a year ago.

The good news is that I have enough money stored away that I can live somewhat comfortably for a year. For a little while I've been brainstorming life after job. Ideally I would start making money from my ideas before quitting, THEN quit.

If you love drawing butts on things, if you can make money off of it, by all means, do it.

s-p said...

I actually agree too. If I could make a living drawing butts on posters I'd do it in a heartbeat. Discerning the difference between an attainable dream and a disasterous delusion is the key.

James the Thickheaded said...

I guess as a workplace poster... this is one of those epic fails. "Gee... great. By encouraging people... now we can get sued for sexual harassment! Whose idea was this?"

Aethelfrith said...

S-P,

I encourage you to start a career of drawing butts.

(Take life art classes?)

If you hone your butt drawing skills, it will attract patrons.

Linda Photini said...

Quote from Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure..
Simone: I know you're right, Pee-wee, but...
Pee-wee: But what? Everyone I know has a big "But...? C'mon, Simone, let's talk about *your* big "But".

Grace said...

Well, *you're* the guidance counselor here, but it seems to me that in order to nourish this wonderful dream, what this person really needs to do is:
(a) just believe -- in the spirit of so many of our finest made-for-TV movies
(b) find a rich patron whose dream it is to fund someone who dreams of drawing butts on things.

This is all so inspiring! I'm going to doodle some chickens and see if I can get dreamy about 'em.

David Dickens said...

Some dreams are stupid and some are evil. Maybe better advice would be find a dream worth following, but that's just a compromise for folks who aren't ready to take the training wheels off their cynicism.

Likewise, whenever I hear the word "vision" (except at my eye-doctor) I get an itch ... that is, if you use the word vision, and you aren't an eye-doctor, I notice an itch, on your face, that I want to help you get rid of by slapping it off you.