To the Children
You cannot be anything you want to be.
You cannot do anything you want to do.
You cannot go anywhere you want to go.
You live in a world of limitations - and, this is OK.
Because, here are some things you CAN do.
You can be happy.
You can find peace.
You can find love.
You can live a life of meaning and purpose.
You can discover all the wonders of YOU and find a way to make this world better.
You see, limitations are a part of life - an important part. It's your limitations that make you unique.
If I worked hard and put my mind to it and gave it all I had, I still wouldn't have become Michael Jordan, Jim Carrey, Justin Timberlake, or Eckhart Tolle (all of whom I admire).
But, that's OK - the world already has one of each of them.
The world doesn't need another Michael Jordan. The world needs another me.
And, the world needs another you.
So, next time an adult leans down and whispers, "you can be anything you want to be."
Simply smile and reply, "That's OK - I just wanna be me."