Do you have your dreams? Of course you do! The same as all people. We all dream about something. Some of the dreams are realistic and some are just difficult to realize or even impossible. But in fact we have some dreams. What are we without our dreams? Today there is such a tendency, everyone say "follow your dream", "don`t be afraid to follow your dreams" "life is short so take a risk and realize your dream". There are lots of motivative books, shows which say the same. Follow your dream. They show the examples of different successful people (unknown and famous ones) - businesmen, sportsmen, actors, singers and so on. All of them were not scared to quit everything and just follow the dream they had. But is everything so optimistic? Don`t get me wrong, I always try to be optimisitc as much as it`s possible but sometimes you just have to see the reverse side of the problem. Yes, all these motivative speeches show us only one side of the problem. Those who succeed. But what about those who lost? Are there lots of them? Millions I suppose. They tried to follow their dreams and they failed while going this path. Boulevard of broken dreams, I`d call it. So there is a very popular mistake lying in the foundation of all this motivation. This is the mistake of the survivor. We all know about successful people cause they succeed. But there are thousands, millions of people who tried to do the same but failed and we know nothing about them. So when we try to repeat the path of those who succeed and fail we feel suprised because of it - we don`t understand why has this happen? But if to think about the mistake of the survivor - it becomes quite logic. Why do I say all this? We all have dreams, it`s not bad. It is what motivates us and give us the power of living, gives the sence of life. But do we have to quit everything and just go towards our dreams however unrealistic they are? I doubt it. So better to be a realist and estimate all chances and have an exact plan. And only this way it`s possible that your dream can become true and you won`t be one of those who were catched into the trap of the survivor`s mistake. And a little conclusion. Dreams are good but don`t forget about reality. Don`t forget to enjoy little happines, little pleasant moments. May be you just think that you are unhappy but meeting with an old friend will be enough for you to be satisfied, may be touching your woman kissing her will be more than enough? What if your real happiness is lying very near you? And you just don`t know? Who knows!