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Lightspress Manifesto: 14 September 2023
Fight for your dreams like your life depends on it.
Man, let's cut the crap and get real for a minute. Life can be one hell of a grind. You know what sucks? The fact that business needs always seem to take precedence over the fun stuff. It's like a never-ending battle between your dreams and the demands of reality.
You've got these passions, these dreams, these things that set your soul on fire. Whether it's painting, playing music, traveling the world, or just goofing off with your friends, there's this stuff you'd rather be doing. But guess what? If you can't pay the bills, if you can't keep a roof over your head and food in your stomach, those dreams start to fade like a dying ember.
It's a cruel joke, really. You find yourself working your ass off, day in and day out, just to make ends meet. The 9-to-5 grind, the endless meetings, the mind-numbing paperwork – it's all a part of the game. You're caught in this vicious cycle where you're chasing that paycheck just to survive, and it feels like there's no room left for the things that make life worth living.
And sure, you might have people telling you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but they're not paying your rent or putting food on your table. Bills don't give a damn about your dreams. Landlords and creditors won't accept your creativity as currency.
It's frustrating as hell because you're constantly torn between two worlds. On one hand, you've got your dreams, your desires, and your aspirations. On the other, you've got the cold, hard reality of bills, responsibilities, and obligations. It's a balancing act that can make you feel like you're walking a tightrope over a pit of hungry alligators.
But here's the thing, my friends – you've got to find a way to make it work. You've got to hustle, grind, and fight for your dreams like your life depends on it. Because in a way, it does. You can't let the soul-sucking demands of the business world extinguish the fire in your heart.
So, yeah, it sucks that business needs often take precedence over the fun stuff. But if you want to keep that flame alive, you've got to find a way to feed it. Whether it means working late into the night, sacrificing weekends, or pulling double shifts, you've got to do what it takes to keep the dream alive.
And who knows, maybe one day, your passion will become your business, and you won't have to choose between the two. Until then, keep grinding, keep pushing, and don't let the world snuff out your spark. Because, in the end, the fun stuff is what makes life worth living, and you damn well deserve it.
I hope you’re doing well today.
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