Why you should always dream big, and take HK superstar Stephen Chow's advice about being more ambitious than a salted fish

Why you should always dream big, and take HK superstar Stephen Chow's advice about being more ambitious than a salted fish

You should also commit to a course of action instead of always waiting for something better to come along later

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"Being a man without a dream, what is the difference between you and a salted fish?" was one of the most quotable lines from the Stephen Chow movie 'Shaolin Soccer'.
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Do you have a dream? Some people say that life without a dream is meaningless. But others might think differently. For them, it’s like daydreaming, which is useless.

In my opinion, everyone should have a dream – this means you have something to look forward to that would make your life more meaningful. If you do not have a target, you will never know how good you are and what kind of “power” you can have.

But, most importantly, you should have a clear dream. More dreams do not mean a better life. A dream can give you drive; you will be determined, so that you will gradually lessen the distance between what you want to achieve and reality.

Time management is important. This will increase your efficiency because you won’t be wasting time.

You may come up against a lot of obstacles along the way but you will have the confidence and energy to overcome them. While chasing your dream, you will also gain problem-solving skills and learn to handle your responsibilities properly.

What’s more, you have to remember one thing: more strongly you believe in something, the higher your chances of success.

I hope you have heard the quote: “Being a man without a dream, what is the difference between you and a salted fish?”

Your life becomes different when you have a dream. So, if you don’t have one, you have to think about it. Now! Don’t waste your life; pursue your dream!

Ricky Wong Wai-kit, HKSYC & IA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College

From the Editor

Thank you for your email, Ricky. Having a dream is hugely important because it is the thing that keeps us going, as you say. But it’s okay if people don’t have dreams. Many young people feel they don’t know what they want.

They don’t know what they want to do when they leave school. They don’t know what they should study. They don’t even know how they should start working things out.

This is pretty normal. The teenage years are when all this stuff is meant to be figured out. But it can take some folks longer than others.

I believe that many people are afraid of having a dream because they are afraid that if they commit to one idea, they will miss out on something better. But by waiting for something better, they might never really do anything or become anyone. It is far better to commit, and gain experience than to do nothing at all.

Susan, Editor


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A dream brings meaning to life

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