I Don't Like Dream Squashers

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    Dream Squashers Beware!

    I cannot stand dream squashers. I grew up with parents who instilled in me the notion that I was lazy and not going to grow up to be anything in life. I was an extremely good student and destined to go to a good school, but my parents weren't having it. I spent every day hearing...
    Parafaecri Parafaecri
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2008


    I think there are so many variations of dream squashers. There are those who never had enough courage to pursue their dreams, out of jealousy, they try to destroy others dreams. There are others who are genuinely concerned about the likelihood of dreams coming true, and the...
    Ardestin Ardestin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2009

    OMG! jeez, When I&#...

    OMG! jeez, when I'm having a good dream my mom doesn't care and wakes me up, leaving me to wonder what would've happened next in that oh-so pleasureable dream....But then I end up day-dreaming what happens...which makes me happy :D
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    No Moral Support!

    I'm 32 yrs old and have 3 kids.I quit school when I was 16 just because.But now that I want to get My G.E.D. and go to college,all I ever hear from My step mother(whom I live with)is "you got kids to tend to,or You quit ged classes before won't you do it again,or You never...
    HeartOnnaLiveWire HeartOnnaLiveWire
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    no Matter How In Valid Or U...

    no matter how in valid or untaintable ones drems may be to one dosen't make it true for the person having dreams,whats life with out a dream, its ok to be realistic and all but leave people's dream and hopes alone no matter how far fetched they may seem
    sweetstacey sweetstacey
    26-30, F
    Aug 6, 2008


    I believe that everyone is entitled to dream.  Dreams are what inspire us to live and develop our lives in a certain direction.  No-one has the right to destroy that vital life-force as in doing so they destroy so much more than a dream, but a person.  Each person...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 31, 2008

    Use Them Well....

    I like to play raquetball with them.  I hold the racket and they can be the ball.
    7thunders 7thunders
    46-50, F
    Oct 10, 2008

    Even Though I Don't Like Them

    I think they are the people who spur me on to pursue my dreams, my path. Don't you get angry at people who look down on you?  Don't you feel like you wanna punch those people in their faces for saying those things they do? I do. And it is these emotions that drive me...
    jingles8826 jingles8826
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2008

    They Are Everywhere - You Know the Type

    ROBERT:  I always wanted to work for NASA.  I wanted to be an astronaut. RAYMOND:  Who are you kidding?  They'd have to fold you in half just to fit you in the capsule. ROBERT:  Dream Squasher!! from everybody loves raymond 
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2008

    I've Known a Few.

    My ex wife turned into one. Her father was one, and her sister to a lessor extent. Yet her mother and brother kept the dream alive. The sad thing is they feel they can't succeed and don't want anyone else to. I suspect they have unresolved issues haunting them.
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jun 4, 2008

    Have Had Many Squashed

    I hate to say it, but my parents were the biggest dream squashers ever.  My Dad used to tell me I could do or be anything I wanted & the next week tell me I would be flippin'' hamburgers the rest of my life.  I would come home excited about something & they...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2008

    Cynicism, Eh?

    Cynicism is useless for people with dreams.  It just brings good people down.  It is, however, useful in a corporate setting, as a de-motivator for the masses.  Although in those cases it is closer to realism.
    Onaquest Onaquest
    13-15, M
    Aug 7, 2009

    Squished Like Ants

    They are out there, so watch out. Those dream squashes. They are around every corner. They workin every office.. They work in every coffee shop. There's one in every family. It is sad that they cannot dream. Ahhhh dreams are all some of us have. I dream of walking without...
    Amala82962 Amala82962
    46-50, F
    May 4, 2012

    Squish the Dream Squishers!!!! Rarh!!

    I used to work in a company where many of the youngsters who worked there earns 5 figure sum. I was among one of them. Some youngsters as young as 18 earns an income that allows them to buy and drive a BMW except they are too young to own a license. It's amazing. In that...
    jingles8826 jingles8826
    18-21, F
    Jun 28, 2008

    We Can Do It - "Yes We Can"

    My Ex was the poster child for Dream Squashers!  And no matter how hard I tried to fill up the cup of dreams with the sweet nector of hope, his negativity was a constant drain and left my glass purpetually half empty. You can't sing.  You'll never sell that...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Can't Stand Them

    The people who look at you and say you wanna do what, or do you honestly think you'll get there? the professionals mandated to help that put every obstacle in your way by virtue of their on ignorance and apathy. The ones who can give you every reason not to head strait...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    134 Responses Jun 5, 2008

    Problem Is..

    most people are, there are so many cynical people just waiting to take dreamers down a peg, i find it really sad, people should follow their dreams forget everyone else, forget the majority, live dream then you will be happy
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2008

    "my Dream".......................

    As life goes by, there are always bumps in those roads right? I believe in that because it's true. I don't know how to say this but my life gets weirder everyday. Since i had this odd dream of when i was only 10 years old. Here it goes...I was sleeping soundly until i was awake...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    Mar 4, 2011

    I Keep Having This Dream

    i keep having a dream that i am newly pregnant and i have ultrasound pictures that look like i am about 3-4 months along. i cant tell if it is a boy or a girl but i am usually on the phone with my mom or grandma telling them i am pregnant, i had this dream again last night and...
    freetosing4ever freetosing4ever
    1 Response Nov 4, 2010

    There Once Was a Dreamkiller

    Oh yes there WAS. What has to be done is to take your dreams back. Don't bother to tell the killer your hopes and dreams. Make plans to manifest your own happines. Act on your plans. Take the power of your dream and put it to work for YOU. Dreamkillers and people like them...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    You Have a Choice

    Don't let the dream squashers bring you down. If you dream of doing something, do it! It's your life, so make the most you can of it!
    natti89 natti89
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    Making It Big

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to direct films. When I was just twelve years old my Mom and Step dad Bough a mini VHS camera and I went wild, I was writing and directing whomever and whenever I could, even made frame by frame silent Lego movies. My Mom however said I...
    revnatorade revnatorade
    1 Response Jun 27, 2008

    I Was With One For 18 Years.

    For 18 years I was married and told that my dreams didn't matter I had gotten married and what was more important was her dreams and the dreams of my kids.  Now don't get me wrong my kids dreams are important and have rebounded for my daughter when she was shooting baskets...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2008
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