At age 50, can one still go after his DREAMS?

Philippines
September 29, 2006 11:22pm CST
When we leave college, we are full of dreams and ambitions in life.We have studied and trained for a couple of years and we gain confidence that we can take on the world! We aggressively implement our 5 yr, 10 yr, 15 yr plan to be successful and become wealthy. In the first few years, life seemed that nothing was going to stop you. But you fell in love and got married and brought forth children into this world. Slowly, your aggresivenes turns into calculated risks. As the demand grows bigger from a growing family, decisions are made based on what is sure and safe. We encounter problems of all sorts in our proffessional, married and faminy life. We changed from and since we stepped out of college. Survival becomes the mode instead of victory. Doing work that puts food on the table, pays the bills, sends kids to school and pay mortgage is proritized over doing what we love to do and remains in the back of our minds as an activity we can do when we retire or when riches and wealth comes in. At best, we don't have the time to do what we love to do. But the spirit inside me still asks, How about my dreams? Can we still go after our dreams?
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19 responses
@babray06 (1787)
• India
22 Oct 06
Why not, one can always pursue the dreams. Yes age will certainly make things difficult but not impossible.
@exodamus (1629)
• India
22 Oct 06
definetly Yes. Ther is no age barrier to realise ones dream.
@SnIcKasS (1378)
• Israel
18 Oct 06
I don't see why not? as long as it's adrenalin things.. it can produce a heart attack O_O
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Why not? Except for dreams like NFL Quarterback, what's stopping you. Your're never too old till you think you are.
• India
17 Oct 06
50 or 80 doesnt matter,... continue going for ur dreams... enjoy ur maximum.... pls dont spoil the last chances in our life...
• India
17 Oct 06
There is no limit for pursuing you dreams. You should go after them. And dont care about your age. You can never be old enough to pursue your dreams. If a person will stop dreaming then he will also loose a part of him. My advice for u is to go after your dreams
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Of course. age is nothing when it comes to achieving ones dreams. We have to make sure that wherever we are in walks of life that we take time out for ourselves and our dreams. Anything is possible once your mind is set to it. I'm determined to be a published poet (more than just my one), my grandma is determined to have a driver's license, my mom is determined to be a nurse. Whatever your dreams are GO FOR THEM.
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
9 Oct 06
of course you can! You can go after a dream at any age. I think once you're older, you're smarter, wiser etc..so it maybe easier for you. I think have dreams and goals are wonderful!!!
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
9 Oct 06
Absolutely, it's up to you!
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I am wondering the same thing myself. At age 39, I'd like to leave my job, go back to school and pursue a new career. My husband and children assure me that this is not possible. Good luck to you!!!
• United States
9 Oct 06
Sure, I think you can always go after your dream no matter how old you are!
• United States
9 Oct 06
ya of course
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 06
absolutely can.....do you know kentucky founder success at what age?
• Philippines
9 Oct 06
Yes, we can still go after our dreams. It's never too late to start. We have made alot of sacrifices for the people we love. Worked hard enough to be able to provide food and shelter for our family. To be able to send the kids to school. But we have to remember that we have to love ourselves also. At age 50, maybe our kids have finished school already and our responsibilities are not that big anymore so it's the time for us to do the things we were not able to do when we were younger. They say, life begins at 40... well, maybe, for others, it begins at 50. :-)
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
9 Oct 06
You are never too old to dream or to chase that dream. In our youth we think we can achieve it all but then life changes due to many circumstances so we often shelve those dreams. Now if the reason is to spend more time with the family, that is a good decision if the dream means working long hours, taking risks etc. However there comes a time when family etc isn't a priority in the sense that children grow up and that is the time to revive the dreams if you want to. I say good luck to anyone who chases their dream if it doesn't interfere with family life.
• Hyderabad, India
9 Oct 06
The life is just like water,it don't stop for any one Dream i also like water it don't have any end
• United States
6 Oct 06
I don't know too much about college. I had no money to go. I did go to a hair school and got a really great job. Your so right with family life. You say it so well. I lost track of it all caring for my daughter. I feel you can go after your dreams now. If your kids are grown go for it. by all means don't wait anylonger. We all could use a little happieness in our lives. You sound a little sad. I hope you go after your dreams. They are yours for the taking, and great luck to you.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 Oct 06
No, nomatter the age you are you would never be to old to go after your dreams and dont be afraid to either I was always taught that by my grandparents. It's never to late but you need to look forward instead of back so you can see your dreams not looking back regreting them and not doing them..
2 Oct 06
Dreams care little of age, and passion even less so. If when you come into realisation that you really can no longer put something off however lack the confidence. I find holding onto the passion, and the desire you’ve had to do something, regardless of the years it has been oppressed is rather motivational to get out and do it, begin focusing on your dream, in my opinion it’s never to late to do something new, old or forgotten.