Tuula Rands Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Chapter 2 - Desire
Hill tells us in this chapter that "Tolerance, and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer of today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they start."
We are the dreamer and as the dreamers of today, we have to learn to be tolerant and open minded without fear. Hill says without these attributes we are doomed before we start.
Why does Hill say "without these attributes we are doomed before we start"?
Hill also goes on to say "In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one influence you to scorn the dreamer."
A dreamer as described in the dictionary is:
a : one who lives in a world of fancy and imagination
b : one who has ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical : a visionary
Looking at this description, a dreamer is someone who sees the great things of what the
future can hold or bring. The scorner is someone who only sees the impossible and the negative in all things, they don't understand how to make dreams, imaginations and visions become realities so they try to influence us into giving up on those "impractical" ideas.
The tolerance Hill talks about is needed to counteract the scorner in their neativity to what we are doing so we don't let them influence what we want, expect and put action into acheiving.
Open mindedness is necessary to be able to recognize when people want or try to influence us into that negative mindset about our own dreams and for us to just keep moving forward.
Making our dreams a reality are not dependant upon what the scorner thinks and does. It depends on what we think and do.
"Tolerance, and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer of today" in order for us to stay focused on the desires of our hearts and minds.