Dreaming with the Sandman

 As the Sandman my question to you is what do you do when you sleep? Do you dream of a better life? You know that your job is just a stepping stone to your true dream. Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to play music? Do you just want to reduce the stress in your life by changing careers? What’s stopping you from attaining it now? Maybe the place you live doesn’t accept you for who you are, and few people agree with you on many topics. Why not move to a place where you can be free to speak your mind, or exist without fear of persecution? I remember a comedian once saying “You do know that these roads lead to way better towns right? You don’t have to stay here...”. Find your happiness, explore, find your NERD colony and thrive. Since Disney+ came out I’ve been geeking out watching tons of cool, and amazing shows. It’s like the universe opened up even more. There’s this documentary called Yellowstone where it talks about all the different animals, and climate issues surrounding Yellowstone park. In the documentary there’s this part where you see all the male rams fighting to be the Alpha, the one who can breed with all the females. Then there was a part where a mom grizzly bear had to protect her cubs from a male bear because the male bear would kill her cubs so she would breed with him. You see female bears won’t breed if they are already raising cubs. All this reminds me of how primitive animals can be. As animals I think we need to take time to disconnect from all this cell phone, and media madness. We need to reconnect with nature. I think that’s what some of us may need. Suicide is unique to humans, and that’s one of the many things that sets us apart from other species. I think that in order to get back to our core we need to take time to actually live, and create something real. As a NERD I know you are full of creativity. Even if there are many things you are unable to do then there are still ways that you can become immortal and leave a lasting impression. What’s going to be left behind when you pass away. That’s the question I want you to ask yourself. I was once told that we die twice, once when your body dies then a second time when people stop talking about you. A wise man once told me, regarding multiple things, if it’s hurting you then it’s bad regardless of how good it may be for other people. He also said that the flip side to that is that if it’s helping you then it’s good until it’s not. An example of this is if your parents are pushing you to become a doctor but you don’t want to be a doctor and it’s making you miserable then why be unhappy just to make them happy? Technology can help you or hurt you depending on how you use it. Technology may be what drives you, and in that case you can use it for good. Everything is moving towards the phones anyways so we may as well figure out how to use it without destroying our real life relationships in the process. I think the important thing is to continue to chase your dream. Don’t give up. Don’t let anyone, anything or any job keep you from being truly happy. Like the lyrics of our song Dreamer says: “But I just want some love when the time comes. Let me know you care when I’m tryna share my feelings, get your head up out the clouds now, I need you to come down now, quit wasting your time, because you know very well, it’s all in your mind, and we ain’t got the time for dreamers....”

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