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I don’t know how to title this, but what do you call it when someone sells you your dreams? Someone is making tons of money of your dreams. Whether it’s a 5 step program or the seminar that you pay thousands to – people are selling you your dreams.
I just watched a documentary about these kids from Africa who are giving all of their money to agents that are promising them dreams of playing in Europe. When they don’t make it, they are abandoned. There are over 20,000 of them illegally living in Paris. Their tryout did not work out so they are just left.
I was getting disgusted, but then almost ironically, commercials would come on that would do the same thing here. Pay for this and you will get this. Buy this dvd and have this body. It’s no different.
What’s your dream? You might be able to buy it.
Well, I guess that all depends on who’s making the plans, but for the most part, I think it’s true. I guess if you’re making the plans, that might be inspiring. I guess I should have called it – other people’s plans don’t inspire, dreams do.
I don’t know what it is. I have students that are more about excuses for why they can’t do what it is they dream about, and that’s just the ones that are dreaming. Many of them don’t.
I guess it’s good to dream – and the plans are necessary. But the dreams must continue. Make plans, but don’t stop dreaming.
Tell me how do you dream. Check out these soybean’s dreams!
v. mooched, mooch·ing, mooch·es
1. To obtain or try to obtain by begging; cadge.
2. To steal, filch
1. To get or try to get something free of charge; sponge
2. To wander about aimlessly
3. To skulk around; sneak
1. One who begs or cadges; a sponge
2. A dupe, as in a confidence game
This is the definition of mooch from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/mooch. You can check it out for yourself. It’s the first one that Google shared.
I don’t even know what the impetus for this idea was. I just started a post and saved it as a draft with the title Relationship Mooch.
I’m sure there might be a more technical term for it, but it’s a passionless person – a passion stealer. Remember in the Italian Job, Edward Norton would steal the dreams of everyone else on the team – yeah – that’s what I’m talking about. Someone that just mooches off of his relationships. Nothing is original. Nothing is his. He just steals passion, dreams, and attention for himself. Relationship Mooch.
The thing is – you have to feel sad for this person. They are so much about stealing other people’s ideas and dreams and it produces 2 consequences.
1. They don’t have friends.
2. Their life is about stealing other people’s dreams and passions – ergo they don’t have friends.
If you a relationship mooch, you can come steal some of my dreams and passions. They’re pretty good.