Watched The Rookie yesterday and while it was a great flick (perhaps unexpected is a better term) it got me thinking. How many of us go from birth to death with dreams that are never achieved. I don't mean to sound depressing and sad but you know something? More people fail than have the liberty, the health, money to achieve something they have always dreamed of. The American culture is so upbeat about heros on TV, music videos, they rarely concentrate on smaller --and larger-- heros like your parents, brothers and/or sisters. Some uncle or aunt that took you over when something has happened to your parents. The Rookie was inspiring because the guy didn't have great health and certainly very little money, AND it was a true story of Jim Morris. But movies like, aw gawd, if I start listing them I will run out of room in this post. Had a dream snuffed? Anyone? Here's my hand up, all the way up. Wanted to be a Hockey player, played my ass off all my life. Lack of money and parental support chucked that one down the drain. Wanted to be a doctor, volunteered in a hospital for three years, got great grades and the only Med School that accepted me was Lviv Medical school in Ukraine. Not to mention the money and the years to put in this while my family starved. Pooped on that idea. But you know something? If I were to look back on my life, and I mean REALLY look at every person that came through my life, rubbed elbows with me, gave me advice, honed my skills at being a better human being, the teachers who taught me, I don't think I would have chosen a better life. I like this one. Movies are great to inspire a dormant dream within us, but looking around the people I am surrounded, including this forum, I think I did good. How many people in this forum have had a dream to do something and never quite achieved it because of the cards you were dealt?