Some quote to set the mood, although I recommend reading it, it probably is quite relevant for most of us.
The office workers tell me they have no choice, that they've sacrificed their dreams because security is more important. Others would tell me there was no reason to look for something better, that menial job was good enough.
I have a close friend. Had? I'm not sure. Thing is, I try to push people to do something with their lives, to lead a life worth living. Sometimes, that can be jarring—it's not that I want to lead people's lives for them, but I'm adamant about making sure I surround myself with people who are like-minded. After a long stream of unfortunate events, this friend found himself penniless, living in his parents home without a job or a future. Once, he had a dream. He wanted to have his own game studio, he wanted to make triple-A games. He had ideas, ambition, drive. That all disappeared with the stifling, deadening air of depression. Years have gone by, and there he is, still. Living in that same town, not doing much with his life. "You need to go out there and do things. Let me help you. You have so much to offer the world," I would tell him. "What's the point? What if I don't really want to do anything ‘meaningful,' what if I'm happy exactly where I am? Why try?" he would ask me.
Security vs dreams, and shattered dreams. If I had to wager on something I'd say we are living in the "age of broken dreams". Or perhaps the age of disillusionment, for better or worse. Maybe this is just a phase of life most people go through, maybe its something that more people have been exposed to with the recession and the easy access to internet.
I dunno if there is a question to add to this thread, or if its just a statement. The article rang true in my ears, so I figured it deserved a mention.
Edited by duke_Qa, 17 April 2012 - 10:01 PM.