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I find something so wrong in telling children or anyone for that fact to be practical. What the hell is practical anyways? Well according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary practical is 'relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined'. That definition is crap.

Because what was once possible and imagined is now a reality. Someones ideas once upon a time brought us some of our everyday necessities. So are you calling those people impractical? Is Thomas Edison impractical for wanting to perfect electricity? Was Melitta Bentz impractical for inventing coffee filters? Would you have been the person to tell Faust Vrancic he was being impractical for the creating the parachute?

I bet people tried to tell them they were being impractical and straight up crazy for wanting to create those things. But what if they had listened? We'd be in the dark, we'd be drinking coffee with nasty grains in it, and shit if you had to jump out of a plane you'd be screwed.

We should be thanking all these impractical people. We'd have a whole lot of nothing is it wasn't for people who are willing to dream and imagine. We need more impractical people then we do those who are practical. So all this being practical talk is complete crap.

I have a question for those who give those "you have to be practical" lectures. Where has being practical gotten you? You don't even have to answer for me to know that the answer is not very far. The world needs people who are willing to imagine, create, invent. Those willing to take chances and do something that's never been done before. We need those people who are willing to change the world. Those people are the impractical one.

Kids and adults all need to be encouraged to be those people who are willing to be impractical. Not to be told to be realistic or do things that have already been done before just for the fact that they might not make it. Which is true. There is a 50% chance that they might fail. But what's better is the 50% chance that they might succeed. But people will never know if they don't try. By not even trying you already failed.

We need more risk takers. People willing to stand up while everyone around them is sitting down. People willing to believe that if they can imagine it, it can be done. People who are willing to bet on themselves while everyone else bets against them.

(Photo via My Mom)


  1. Taking risks is so important. How do you expect to get what you want if you don't work for it? Also, is that picture of the Berlin Wall? :)


    1. Everything takes hard work but that's what makes it worth it. The picture is actually a wall in downtown New York City.



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