Throughout the course of our lives, whatever path we take, we can never fully shield ourselves from the opinion of man. As long as humans have mouths, they will always use them for their interest whether for a good cause or bad. All of us have experienced being told something offensive and rude, and unfortunately, for many of us, this has caused them to break down.
Who were once ambitious people are now hopeless and broken-hearted because they allowed the opinion of a mere person to dictate the fate of their lives. The people who had wild dreams and resilient spirits ceased to walk down the road because they believed in what a stranger (who barely knows you) told them. It’s saddening to witness these people’s dreams being shattered to an extent where they no longer want to dream again.
Losing friends is a part of life. Never think of it as a loss if you haven’t seen the big picture. It may not seem good to see a friend slowly drifting away from your life at the moment but it will work out in the end. When you get older, you will find yourself constantly assessing your relationships with other people, may it be with your friends, family, co-workers, and other people you associate with. Evaluating your relationships is a sign that you’re maturing and you’re walking on the road to mastering self-awareness.
You should write a novel because you owe it to your dreams. You owe it to your younger self who still continues to imagine himself when signing books. As we all know, time is running out for all of us. It’s only a matter of time before we wait in our death bed with regrets of the past. As of the moment, you are creating history. You don’t want to look back and realize that you haven’t done anything in your life worth remembering. You don’t want to sit on your front porch admiring children for their youth. Don’t be like most people who only dream but don’t have the guts to turn it into action.