Why Do We Laught At People’s Dreams?

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Have you ever had someone make fun of your dream? I think if you’re a resilient dreamer then you’ve been scoffed at a lot. The more audacious your dreams, the more laughter you attract. It’s how we as individuals deal with each other, I guess. When we can’t seem to imagine what the other person is trying to achieve…or when we wish we could achieve the same thing but deem it as impossible in our own little minds…we laugh.

That’s how it goes, I guess?

It’s why children lose their vivid imagination and colorful dreams as they grow older. Every laugh acts like a scissor that snips, snaps their dreams and shreds them. So kids lose what they grow up dreaming. It’s like having this child dreaming of becoming a vet, taking care of cats and nurturing¬† rabbits, only to grow up and own a butchery.

I remember once one of my kid cousins went to a butchery with my brother. He was a very animal-loving child. So he started telling my brother that he wanted to see a sheep or a goat or something like. One of the guys went to the cold room inside and got a dead slaughtered goat. The kid started crying.

Poor traumatized kid.

But seriously, sometimes we need to think twice about what impact we leave on the people around us for some of them might be quite vulnerable.

That’s it for today.


If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. – Anita Roddick


5 thoughts on “Why Do We Laught At People’s Dreams?

    Shireen said:
    May 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’ve had a lot of such moments. I wanted to become a journalist and I was told that it is very dangerous. I wanted to then become a lawyer, I was told it is not allowed. I wanted to study fine arts for graduation and I was told its a waste of time… Eventually, I had to take a degree with honors so that it may shine alongwith the expectations of my family.

    retireewannabe said:
    May 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    kids are particularly vulnerable and one must be careful what to do or say in front of them; even a small thing can have a lasting impact. As for us adults, I think it’s equally childish to laugh at others’ dreams and to be affected by others’ attitudes toward ours.

    Somaiya said:
    May 2, 2011 at 5:04 am

    so true….and i’ve had my share of this =( there’s always someone laughing at your dreams and slowly killing them, perhaps we should stop trying to hard to please people and focus on what WE want…

    omhajar said:
    May 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    true true
    jazaki Allahu khayran!
    subhanAllah we associate harm with physical actions…while words sometimes have a far more harm than anything else…

    Fatima said:
    May 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love the quote! I know what it’s like to have more than one mosquito in the room *shudders at the painful memory*

    It’s really sad when people do that and shatter others’ dreams. There are some dreams that one may not be able to achieve but for the dreams that are realistic, no one should be stopped from making them come to life.

    I believe that all schools (primary, junior and high schools) should teach the students that if they’re passionate about something they should go for it and that they should encourage others to live their dreams too. As well as never to laugh at them.

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