Originally Posted by Figment12
I think that being realistic has some merit especially if you aren't lucky to have wealth or support while your learning.
In my personal experience, I'm faced with this right now, to be "real" or pursue my dream. Fortunately I have really supportive family
(I somehow feel I missed the point of the thread but /support anyways for dreams and faith)
If your dream was to have a family, you succeeded.
You achieved your dream.
Having a supportive family sounds ordinary. But if you see around, that's not too common.
One common reason of people's unhappiness is that they want to achieve dreams but they do nothing about it.
Some years ago I told an HR person that I came to this world to change it.
I know that person lives in frustration, because she made bad decisions in her life that limited her options. She thought I was having a rant. I was serious.
I achieved what I wanted.
If I was "realistic" I could have been discouraged. But unfortunately I was not realistic, I did not know it was impossible, and it came true as I wanted.