It’s not just that one’s perspective on the world changes, but the world itself changes. One of the leading causes of dream death is a shifting environment. One nurtures a dream built on long-held assumptions of doing A and B and C, until it becomes clear that the ABC equation no longer holds or applies.
Seth Godin describes this impact of game-changing technology “Now It’s Ruined”…
- “When technology shows up, it’s easy to imagine that along with the old school becoming obsolete, the new school will be populated by nothing but lazy poseurs. Don’t tell that to Jill Greenberg, Sasha Dichter or Jenny Holzer… all this ending is leading to more and more beginnings, isn’t it? It’s not ruined, it’s merely different.”
Dreams are made to die, but dreaming is eternal.