“I have a DREAM …” The Sunday Times 18th April 2010
This got my attention immediately and I continued to read with great interest about how young people in 6 different global cities around the world would love their dreams to be. After reading their stories and aspirations, it was enlightening and an eye opener on my generation’s and younger generation’s desires, views and dreams, such as “To make an impact” , “Fulfilment first” and “Not for the money”.
You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw
Taking 1 day back into the papers, how about Singapore ?
“The Great (unreachable?) S’pore Dream” The Straits Times 17th April 2010
The above heading, kind of hit the jackpot, SPOT ON too. Continuing reading, it was started by a freelance photographer Charles Lim who spent the last 10 years recording Singaporeans’ dreams by getting them to pose with the dreams written down in chalk. The 5 Cs as commonly known among Singaporeans
– Car , Condominium , Credit Cards , Cash and a County Club Membership
How many of us are constantly chasing the 5 Cs ?
Question : How much of chasing the above 5 Cs eroded our values and causing us to be less polite, rude, violent, angry, dependent on foreign domestic workers ? Is the quest for materialism causing us more harm instead ?
Therefore, I ask myself again, What is my Dream ? What is your Dream ?
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung
Looking inside my heart, I used to dream having a few of the 5 Cs mentioned, namely Car & Cash and till date, it’s still Car & Cash. With varying life harrowing experiences that could have resulted in me no longer on Mother Earth, things and life experiences had changed over the past 10 years especially, with 2 major accidents that shook myself and my world upside down. There was also an inner voice …
I want to be financially independent with minimum liabilities, generating varying sources of revenues through my entrepreneurship networks. With my assets and wealth, I want to help people in other countries that are less well off and make a difference in their life, helping them to get off the poverty viscous cycle.
I want to take on the role of mentorship to people, from personal development, leadership, scouting skills, life skills and photography skills.
I want to bring my photography and travel writing to the level of National Geographic Magazine, through my photoblog and travel editorial.
Dreams are only Dreams, if you choose to Dream and No Action.
As I write finished this small chapter, the journey had already started a few years ago and it was never easy, every day is challenging, the journey of an entrepreneur and I am still moving in the direction that I undertook.
Dear readers, “What is your Dream ?”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt