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July 06, 2005


Diana Krajewski

My favorite question is "What did you dream about doing as a child?". Posing this question to the adult gives us permission to not only remember the dream - but ACT on the dream.


Suppose one's passion is in something that is not financially practical, such as the arts and humanities? Suppose all the things one is passionate about require many years of specialized education one can't afford. I appreciate the encourage to follow one's dreams, but how does this work out in practical, every day life when one has to work to barely pay for food and the bills with no extra money for education or personal projects and the time spent working, cleaning, cooking, writing job aplications, etc. takes all of one's time and energy? How does one do this when the gatekeepers keep the doors closed to women, especially those of dark complexions? I have been struggling to finish my Ph.D. for 18 years. I would probably need another M.A. in education after that to get anywhere in academia. How does one start in a new career at the age of about 60? It's not an easy task to follow one's dreams.


I think you are not quite right and you should still studying the matter.

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