Dream Big. Live Small.

Growing up, my parents instilled in me and my siblings the joy that can be derived from the simple things that surround us.  I posted in one of the other experience groups how my parents, during the Summer, disconnected television service, forcing us to find pleasure in other means, rather than spending out time away from school vegging out in front of the tv.  To this day, the simple pleasures discovered during those years are still with me.  Looking back, it would have been easy for them to spoil us, and in one or two ways maybe they did, but in the end, I was shown that success is not measured solely by a financial yardstick. 

As an adult, I lead a realtively small life, and I'm thankful for that.  I'm thankful for my upbringing.  I'm thankful for being shown that it's good to dream big, but that you don't have to live the same way.

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36-40, M
3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

I would but my neighbors now have password protection on their wireless internet connection and I haven't wired my yard (yet) for internet. Oh wait...you meant go get some exercise, didn't you?

I never quite though of it that way, but not having tv definately forced us to think for ourselves. Me and my sisters still found ways to amuse ourselves. And many of the hobbies I discovered as a youth during those days I still pursue to this day.

There are times we put the fun in dysfunctional, but all in all, I can't complain about my upbringing. There are certainly far worse situations I could have been raised in.