Is the concept of future limited to those of developed nations? I heard a disturbing interview on a radio station the other day. The reporter asked a young twenty-something living in her home town in Iraq about her dreams for the future. She said she had none, that she could not fathom any kind of future. Her response got me thinking about how permeating the freedoms that not everyone enjoys is. It’s not that I take my dreams for the future for granted, or expect to have them. I just never thought about a reality that did not include them. And I cannot imagine a time in my life when I would not have a dream for some kind of future, even if it were not for mine.
A society of people cannot progress unless there are dreamers. So I dream on, and hope you do the same. Dreams shape the future.