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Ok, since most of the board is about night time dreaming, let's have a thread about real life dreams and aspirations.

What do you wish to achieve?
How do you plan to reach your goals?
What have you done so far to succeed?
What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?

Tell us about your dreams anon, and hopefully we can help each other towards reaching our goals!


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I'll start with my mid-term dream:

I live in a third world country, and in a couple of weeks I'll finish my career studies. I already landed a decent job, but what I really want to do is study a masters abroad. My job looks fun, but ultimately it's not what I want to dedicate my life to. I want to be a researcher, work on discovering stuff that will improve the lives of people, or help us be more sustainable as a species. It's been a life long dream of mine, and I want to reach it.

I still need to work a year or two because I had to ask for loans in order to pay for my studies. After that, I'll aim for a scholarship that allows me to study a Masters in a good university, one that allows me to assist in research. I just hope I manage to actually reach that point one day.

I know it's not a grandiose dream and that it's probably a bit selfish, but it's something I really want.


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I'll bite:

>What do you wish to achieve?

In a word: Happiness.
In two words: Inner happiness.
In THREE words: SUSTAINABLE inner happiness

>How do you plan to reach your goals?

I'm going to start attending focused buddhist meditation sessions a couple times a month - I have been abusing myself for the past several years in various ways, and now I am young, but have extremely high blood pressure because I am so neurotic as a result of the constant stress I've been under.

>What have you done so far to succeed?

Made a commitment to myself to not work more than two weeks straight at a time.

>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?

Myself. I could type out any string of excuses I want. I could blame this that or the other thing ad infinitum - convince everyone around me that it's a legitimate reason, but I can't lie to myself anymore. I physically cannot. My physical heart is saying it's going to explode if I stress more than I am.

My sister died of heart complications when she was 8. I am not in the right family to be pulling this kind of shit.


I wish I had a dream
How can I find a purpose in this life?


>unironically promoting misinformed white supremacy
Come on, dude. This is a nice board


it's resting in pieces now good riddance


thx meido :>


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The greatest of things: I want to go to college, which I can't afford. I want a PhD in linguistics or computer science. I want to do science and research. I want to live in a small house, or even an apartment, as long as I can take care of a dog and a cat. Perhaps have a group relationship with some men, women, and the dog.
I don't want any money, assets, or anything: I just want to do fun, interesting things, and to explore the world, help people live better lives, learn new knowledge, and invent new ideas and theories.
>How do you plan to reach your goals?
The only way is to move to a country where universities are free.
>What have you done so far to succeed?
Bought a Czech textbook. Haven't been reading it yet since I'm unfortunately not free despite being NEET.
>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?
Capitalism, statism, religion, and family.
Those are some nice goals. I hope things go well for you. Why stop at a masters when a doctorate can help you be a researcher?
Those are both things designed to lower your standards and expectations. If you want happiness in the sense that ignorance is bliss, you can get it that way. When your standards are as low as those of a buddhist, anything can be pleasant. Giving up desire for goodness is a sad thing. Many religions are about this, anyway: religions are often designed to make lower classes not desire good lives.
>heart complications
Some nights my chest feels interesting in ways that make me feel incredibly scared and anxious, but at the same time I always hope that it's finally the night I die.
Think about what you like doing. Make your dream to be in a situation where you can do it as much as you want, and be happiest.


I hope you use your good standing to try and help your nation. Brain-drain is why it takes so long for third-world countries to improve.
>Capitalism, statism, religion, and family.
Sounds like you're just blaming other things instead of the real problem: yourself. You can only improve yourself when you recognize what is wrong.
Well, I'd really like to be the king of my own nation, or a great adventurer, or a genius scientist, you know, all the things I'd daydream about when I was a kid. But they're unrealistic. And, since I started growing up, the fantastic in my dreams has declined. Now, I only daydream about a few things.
1: Systems. Systems of many different things. Like, I make up my own government for a fictional nation, or a own language. Usually without a ton of actual story. Just world-building.
2: Stories. Now, while the grandiosity in my dreams has dwindled, a bit is still there. And some of these stories aren't even that grandiose. But the difference between these stories and the ones of my youth is that these never involve me. Always a character who's separate from myself.
3: A mundane life. These are the only dreams I can really have with myself as the main character, anymore. And they go pretty much the same. Get out of NEETdom, get a job, an apartment, I spend some time imagining what the apartment would look like, Etc., then they diverge, a bit. Most, here, just end in me wallowing in alcohol and killing myself. But why is that? These are my dreams. They're supposed to make me happy. Why do I kill myself, even in them? I don't know. Now, some end in me becoming a hermit, building a cabin out in the woods of Maine, or somewhere, near a great forest, and a beautiful cliff by the sea, with a cold sand beach down at the bottom. Basically, I imagine myself living in my dream area. Then, in some of them, when I'm feeling really good, I imagine a woman coming into my life. I'm not often able to dream of women, because my self-inserting dreams tend to be more realistic, and I can't imagine a woman ever caring about me, but sometimes, I'm just feeling good. I marry her, raise a family, we move to Maine.
And that's my true dream, my end goal. But it'll never happen. I'm just gonna kill myself, when it becomes completely unbearable to live.


>Sounds like you're just blaming other things instead of the real problem: yourself.
No, I'm a motivated and intelligent person, and I'd do many good things in life if I wasn't prohibited from doing so.
>You can only improve yourself when you recognize what is wrong.
Correct. I believe in the power of the individual, and see that many groups work together to make individuals suffer rather than thrive.


my friend is trying to lose weight and I'm supporting him by mocking him.


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I wish to visit a tundral, mountainous place like in this picture, but there's no way to do it because of my declining condition, so I will read and fantasize about it instead.


>What do you wish to achieve?
I'm not sure anymore. I feel as though I'm searching for something, but what it is I'm uncertain of.
>How do you plan to reach your goals?
Right now I simply need to go to college and finish my education. After that, get money and see where it takes me. Anywhere is better than nowhere.
>What have you done so far to succeed?
After having fallen a far distance cleaning the house is an accomplishment in and of itself. Soon I'll making attempts to fix everything I've fucked up.
>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?
Lack of purpose, I suppose. Or maybe it's a lack of motivation. Life is strange after all, and it can be hard to find such things. In either case, I wish all of you anons luck in finding what you're searching for as well.


>What do you wish to achieve?
I'd like to have some stability in my life, become self-independent, and live somewhere where I can really enjoy life.

>How do you plan to reach your goals?

>What have you done so far to succeed?
>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?
This is a step that really needs to be figured out, but I've made a couple of first moves such as making an appointment to see a psychologist to deal with a lot of mental health problems and coping mechanisms to get me through this. Also I plan on starting to put more effort into myself and those around me. My girlfriend has been there for me for so long now and I need to in return be there for her. I have to stop worrying so much about other people in the community that doesn't like me and truly let go of my past. It's not going to be an easy road but it's one that I must take. Even if I have to take "baby steps" along the way in order to better myself just a little bit each and every day.


>What do you wish to achieve?
Gain more confidence, get a good job, move out with my bf, take care of myself better and de-stress.

>How do you plan to reach your goals?

- apply for jobs
- check for affordable apartments daily
- eat more fruit/veggies, stop relying on carbs and shitty meat alternatives and make everything from scratch
- start a skin routine and get some things professionally done because I'll feel good
- take up yoga, meditation and painting

>What have you done so far to succeed?

I've done a few interviews for jobs and I've inquired about a few apartments. I've applied for a visa in another country which hopefully will help me achieve independence and give me some work experience. This weekend I'm going to get some skincare products that I've researched and I'm excited about that. I've totally eliminated fast food from my diet (I used to get a takeaway every Friday) and I don't even think it looks good anymore and I've gotten into an intermittent fasting routine. A few months ago, I bought a painting set and I've done a few paintings that someone I respect said were good. I've been taking probiotics and vitamins. I didn't actually think I was making progress but typing all of that out makes me really proud of what I've done so far.

>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?

I'm getting a lot of rejection from companies, probably because I don't have enough work experience but every job listing requires some, it would be great if someone just took a chance on me and gave me that start I desperately need. I want to take classes for the hobbies I mentioned above but they're expensive and I can't until I start earning money. There are free classes on now and again but I get really embarrassed about my weight and it's really holding me back form things I think I'd love. I'm really hard on myself when it comes to not immediately being good at something like a new language or programming something. I'm finding it hard to break bad habits I have and I guess I have no motivation to break them either. I normally accuse myself of being lazy but in reality I think I'm just depressed. When I start earning, I'm going to start seeing a therapist again too. It's just all one big chain that I have to figure out where to break from.


happiness isn't everything. what you probably want is a deeper sense of meaning.


In advance, you are more than welcome to laugh.

I wish to make my name as a successful visual artist and settle down with an old flame in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I'm a world away being part of the southern most penal colony of The Empire but some day I wish to see her again soon especially after she fell ill.

I apologize for this being so mundane.


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I want to make an adventure/puzzle game in RPG Maker, but I'm also kind of ashamed of this goal since this is a bit of a childish thing to spend my time on, as opposed to an important IRL career or something….


>RPG Maker
but why


That would be cute


RPGMaker gets undeserved hate too often.
It has a charm unlike any other engine. I wish you good luck and determination.


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It's been a few months so I thought I'd give an update. I've been working an unpaid job to get experience and I really enjoy it. Being unpaid, I had to put moving out on hold. I feel a lot more confident now thanks to the experience. I haven't really made any steps towards eating healthier but my skin has cleared up so, so much and I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing. I also haven't made much of an effort to pick up any hobbies or de-stressing techniques but re-reading this post has reminded me to try again this evening after work. I'm going to also apply for lots of paid jobs over the next few weeks so wish me luck anons :)


Sometimes I wonder if it's worth having dreams at all


That's so awesome, anon. I've been listening to Jordan Peterson recently, and he said something that made a lot of sense to me, and it was about how we can't ever be in "heaven" but that heaven was the state of *ascending* to heaven - he speaks symbolically a lot, but I hope that makes sense. If you haven't listened to him before, please ignore the hype, but I recommend listening to him only as an experienced psychologist. There is a lot of valuable insights he's gained over his years in practice.


I want to create a permaculture food forest that stretches for a few square miles. Imagine an entire ecosystem that sustains itself even in a drought, and where every single plant from the tallest tree to the shortest mushroom produces something that can be eaten. I want to design a system for that so that when economic collapse and climate change finally force mankind to change our ways, we have a good example of a viable alternative to implement.


I love jordan peterson


If you do already know of him, you might be interested in his biblical series of lectures. I have been an avowed agnostic for 15 years, and saw very little value in the bible except as a collection of fairy tales that were just favorites told over time by people too illiterate and uncreative to write new ones.

Holy shit, was I ever wrong. He seriously is helping unlock ancient wisdom millenia in the making for the masses in that series. I will never EVER look at life, or especially that book, in the same way ever again after watching just the first few.


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I used to play Minecraft and listen to his biblical lectures. I find I process fluid information better when I'm doing something else in the background.
I especially liked Biblical Series X - Abraham, Father of Nations mostly because of the way it's titled. A comment on the video said it sounded like an anime title and that's become an in-joke between my school friends.
I made this vector art for class. It took two weeks of tracing lol


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I want to draw my art faster but I can't. At this rate I will not be able to pay my rent with just commissions alone, but I really want to continue drawing instead of getting a "real job" which won't really pay me a lot better anyway in my country. Art is something I love making and I really think I could get popular since some of my art used to get reposted a lot. I'm good enough that people pay me for it, but I'm not good enough to draw fast and consistently and this is only thing holding me back.


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lmao good catch about the xXBiblicalxSeriesXx - Father of Nations title. Very cool to meet another fan of his though - I'm on lecture IX, so almost there!


(for context I am 18)

>What do you wish to achieve?

I want to meet a nice girl I get along with and become a father while I'm still fairly young. I also truly want to be a good dad and raise my future kid(s) well.

>How do you plan to reach your goals?

Keep on dating fairly regularly, developing myself (for myself) so I will also be able to be a good boyfriend and just get out there more.

Fatherhood: Meet GF, have kids, be patient with the little ones, do my best to raise them right and give them both love and support when they need it.

>What have you done so far to succeed?

Improved myself mentally so I can be a good man and a good father. My mental health has improved greatly over these past few years and I'm looking forward to the future. Other then that I still date and try not to fall to the usual pitfalls of the modern dating world. (Tinder, ghosting, not talking about things long enough etc) I also no longer drink which I think is going to really pay off in the long run.

>What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?

Probably the fact that I use no social media whatsoever and I don't meet enough new people regularly. I make most of my friends through hobbies, mutual friends ie. in real life in general. (Though in the current situation we find ourselves in I probably won't be able to meet new people in real life as much as I would like to.)


Sounds really nice anon, but what about getting a degree or a stable job?


I've thought about that too. Currently I am probably going to study business/something in stem. I've got good scores in my standardized exams so I should be able to get in with just those. (I might retake some if I don't get in, and even take a completely new one in another language.)

The stem fields are a bit of a new annexation for me. When I went through my countries version of high school, I was mainly a humanist. Since then I've discovered that I actually really like math. I'm currently teaching myself basic physics.

Stable career is a bit of a mystery for me as of now because I don't have a degree yet, but I trust my ability to get that in order as well.

I want to have my family as a cornerstone in my life, which is why I mention it as a primary dream. Work is more secondary for me, though I don't mean to belittle its importance in living a full life.



I'm >>771 and I just wanted to say that >>798 is not me, I cannot stand Jordan Peterson.


>I want to have my family as a cornerstone in my life, which is why I mention it as a primary dream. Work is more secondary for me
Then you can't have a family. You're obsessed with the idea of impregnating someone but have no idea how you're going to support the result of that. Please don't bring children into this world who will suffer because you cannot support them.

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