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Especially those of you who are young enough to expect to have a long future. Especially those of you who have children or grandchildren.
The loss of dreams should terrify you. It's a deep ache to me. I grew up in a country that was filled with dreams. Also poverty, prejudice, inequality; economic and political uncertainties... When in human history has all that not been around? But dreams moved us forward and dreams gave us hope. Not dreams about winning the lottery or losing 15 pounds in two painless weeks. BIG dreams: dreams that create community and build worlds.
When we stop dreaming, we stop. Period. And if this doesn't scare and sadden you, then it's already too late.