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What would you tell children about pursuing their Dreams and Changing the World?

Hi everyone,
I'd like to ask you all what you would tell young people, whether your own children or people you've never met - about pursuing their dreams and trying to change the world?

With permission from each of you, I would like to ask to quote some of the answers that are provided in a video I'm creating for a project of mine that is all about encouraging people to pursue their dreams and aiming to better enable them to do what they truly want in life. I'd love to credit each of you by name, but if you'd rather I don't, just let me know.

These quotations will be put alongside some beautiful works of art about dreams to create a kind of 'Dream Wall' that is filmed as part of the video.

I'm looking for any honest feelings you have. And am really excited to see what this great community thinks about something so wonderful and, I think, central to this period of great opportunity.

Thank you so much.

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    Nov 22 2011: Well there's so much to share and write about this subject.
    But by personal experience, i would like to tell every child or any human being for that matter that the key to all success and all the hapiness in the world lies within each one of us!
    Our biggest gift as a human being is the power to chose! Always chose hapiness in life and all other things will fall in place. There's no such thing as a perfect world or a perfect job or anything. The ability of humans to adapt is the force that always keeps us moving forward.
    But most importantly i would tell, never be afraid to ask questions! never think abt what others might think of you, be perfectly comfortable with yourself, always! There's only one you in the world and you cannoy be compared to anyone else!
    This goes for all the parents also. just believe in your children, let them follow the path they chose, be there to guide them ,to love them whenever they need you for there is no right way to live a perfect life!
    Just be yourself and "Do not take life seriously for noone gets out alive anyways".
    Stand for what you believe in.
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      Dec 3 2011: I love that you talked about the power of choice, and even more the power to choose something different. Children often change their dreams and choose something different. I would encourage children to dream as much as they like and choose as many times as they want.
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      Dec 6 2011: You've touched on a lot of really important things Saurabh. I think you're completely right about how everything good or bad is a series of choices, and well it made me think of an interesting comparison:

      We talk about an 'infinite' universe. But what we really mean is a universe that is continuously 'expanding' at an ever greater rate (At least as far as I've read :p). If we pause right now the universe may not be infinite, but for all intents and purposes it is, since we cannot 'pause' time and it will always expand at a greater rate than our ability to reach it.

      So when you mentioned how there's no perfect job or world, in a 'static' sense, its about adaptation and continually making the right choices. That made me think of how the universe can be 'infinite' by growing without ever actually being infinite. And that the most 'perfect' world, is one which continually makes the right choices, rather than one which simply exists in a static state of perfection.

      And of course everything else you've said is great too. Actually one of the main things we're trying to put across in this video (and in the actual projects Utopian will be starting after we launch this), is the power of humans to CHOOSE (Like Kaley pointed out), and thus change their lives and their world. So yeah, I'm really excited to see other people feeling the same things are important as those which I thought were really fundamental!
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        Dec 6 2011: Thanks for your appreciation, i really feel its a great project you are working on and looking forward to its completion, All the best man!

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