My friend Dennis Jones is a blogger with whom I share many ideas and thoughts. Sometimes we disagree. However, when I read the muddled Gleaner article about “The Jamaican Dream,” I felt irritated, just as Dennis clearly did – even more so when the report was actually taken seriously by commentators. What? You mean to tell me Jamaicans don’t have dreams and aspirations? Come on.
I have not read the survey that led to the Gleaner writing ‘No time to dream‘, but I can tell you that it’s utter rubbish–or twaddle, which is my preferred word for things I think are rubbish. The conclusion comes because over 50% cannot articulate their dream?
Because I cannot tell you what I want for my teenage daughter, you will tell me that I have no dream for her future? Get out of here! I see her hard work and I hope it turns her into more than a child who had hard work and a wish to do better. If she manages to fulfill her potential as a swimmer, she may not become an Olympian or even represent her country, or even go on to the podium as a winner, but she would have done her very best with what she had. That, my dear friend…
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