"We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming — well, that's like saying you can never change your fate."
What do you do when your dreams don't happen the way you imagined? Do you stop dreaming? Or do you change the dream? Or do you reframe your expectations to match the reality? Dreams are all that many of us have left to hold onto. If we give up our dreams, our lifes might as well be over. Even if we never achieve our dreams, we need the hope they inspire in us. We always need hope until that moment arrives when we take our last breath. Hope keeps us alive.
Here is Amy Tan discussing how she found meaning through writing.