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Originally posted by pantha
As a child I always had a feeling that there was something special about me that I would find out about in time.
Now that I am older and have had a lot of life experiences I have come to realise that I am not really any more special than any other member of the population of the earth.
I think that as a child you only really have a sence of your self so that you really are the centre of the universe to yourself.
I still get that feeling sometimes but usually after a few bacardi breezers.
Are there any visitors to ATS that haven't lost that sence of feeling that they are destined for greater things in this life?
Originally posted by Satyr
You are special, but through years of adult programming, you've become unspecial, like them, and no longer have the imagination to make your reality anything but what they tell you is realistic. Adults are the biggest dream killers. It's a rare person who is able to retain their special, fresh, child-like perspective on life and reality. The truth of it is, you can accomplish almost anything you're not convinced is impossible. At one time, I was convinced that I was going to be a famous musician. I still have the dream, and I still consider it a possibility, but I know that all the negative programming I've received throughout my life has put a major damper on that alternate reality. How many times did you hear your parents tell you that your dreams aren't realistic? I always said, "One man's fantasy is another man's reality." You just have to make it happen, which is tough when you're constantly programmed to believe that there's a better chance of pigs flying in a winter wonder hell.