I have two young kids. What are their dreams? What do they aspire to? I don't think they know or perhaps they are too young to articulate them. Are they encouraged to dream or have they been replaced by the immediate satisfaction of video games or the constant droning of activity.
Ever since I can remember, I dreamed of becoming a hockey player. My heroes were "Rocket" Richard, Bobby Orr and Guy Lafleur. I had other dreams....to find a cure for cancer and to be in the encyclopedia Britannica. These were big dreams...bold and unconstrained.....possible impossibilities. I didn't make the NHL but I still play and now coach my son. I am still holding out for the possibility of a mention in Wikipedia someday.
"The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon the how our children grow up today. There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing when we save our children, we save ourselves." - Margaret Mead
"No child on earth was ever meant to be ordinary, and you can see it in them, and they know it, too, but then the times get to them, and they wear out their brains learning what folks expect, and spend their strength trying to rise over those same folks."
failure is the best invention for success - it leads us on to the goal, as we learn to savor the taste of every bit of achievement along the way