What a waste

As a child you’re told to follow your dreams of the impossible and shoot for the stars, be all you can be

As ┬áteenager you’re told to grow up and be realistic, dreams are for kids

As an adult you’re told to get a stable job, to settle down, to have kids

As a parent you’re telling your kids to dream, only for you to later crush that dream as your parents did to you

As a person you’ve come full circle and realise you wished you’d lived your dreams from when your were a child that you never did

As a life lived, you’ve wasted it.