I've always been a dreamer, though I think I only became aware of this in my early teens. Without my dreams, I would be nothing. I was lucky enough to live in a household where both my parents not only had dreams of their own, but they fostered mine and my siblings' dreams, encouraging us to pursue them no matter the cost. This allowed me to become the strong, hard-working and ambitious person I am today, and it allowed me to follow my passions and do what I love doing. As I've grown, my dreams have grown with me, and as I've evolved, my dreams have evolved as well. That's not good or bad; it's normal, and I know that no matter who or what I become I'll always have dreams and goals to work towards.
I believe everyone has dreams, something they wish for, something they want to achieve. Not everyone may know they are there, but they are, and not everyone may be brave enough to admit they have them, but they do. I will say I was once one of those people. I was afraid of confessing that I wanted to become a professional dancer because I feared people's judgment and saying it out loud would make it real. When I finally let go of that silly phobia, my life changed and I began to chase that dream. Though I'm still chasing it, I've never been happier, and that's because dreams are essential for living.
Dreams are different for everyone. For some, they may be personal, for themselves only. For others, they are to be shared, for the world to know. Some may think that their dreams are meant to stay dreams, while others do whatever is necessary to make them reality. Either way, these desires are our source of motivation. They provide us with goals and hopes for the future. Without them, life isn't worth living; life becomes boring and without a purpose. Granted with great dreams comes great responsibility as they can't come true without work and dedication. However, it is only with dreaming that one has the potential of reaching pure and utter happiness.
For these reasons I ask you to encourage your friends, your siblings, your future children and whoever else to dream, big or small, it doesn't matter. There is nothing worse and more sorrowful than having the right to dream taken away. Make sure you fight for that right, and make sure that the path you're on, is the one no one has chosen but yourself.