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Mohammed Al Medfa

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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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  • Dec 9 2011: retrospectively , I find it is not the mistakes I made I regret the most , it is the ones I did not make. So I try to tell my kid to go for it and try to define what he wants to do not what we think he sould
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      Dec 9 2011: Thanks Sylvie, I'm sure that's true for so many of us. I think it's so important for all people to be given encouragement to do what resonates with themselves, too many people end up saddled with a perspective of assumed failure without every really trying the path they most desire. Thanks!

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