We have been told to chase our dreams, follow our heart, dream big. When someone tells us these Rhetorics, we don’t question them. These sentences are uttered mostly by people in power, someone who has an authority over you. So naturally you tend to not question them. We are instinctively built to trust authority and power.
Recently I was reading an article on ‘ first principles thinking”. It is basically breaking down complex problems in to basics and building it up. It is one of the mental models for thinking. In case you are interested in mental models Farman Street is the place.
ASK WHY WHY WHY TILL YOU REACH THE I
So next time someone tells you such empty words like “Chase your Dreams” – Ask the person “ Why does he want you to chase the dream? Is this recommendation coming from his failure to chase and achieve the dream?”
First-principles reasoning cuts through dogma and removes the blinders. We can see the world as it is and see what is possible.
DON’T MISS THE NOW
Another reason for not chasing the dream is that you are always living in the future and missing the Now. (If there is something like now). Don’t take my word for it. Question this statement of mine.