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Dream Big

There is a line in the film “The Princess Bride” where Princess Buttercup and her beloved “farm boy,” Wesley, (who, at this point in time, is the “Dread Pirate Roberts”), are being chased by the villainous Prince Humperdink and the evil “six-fingered man” when they roll down a steep hill and find themselves on the edge of the “Fire Swamp.” Wesley suggests they escape through it, but Buttercup shrieks, “The Fire Swamp! We can’t survive the Fire Swamp!” To which Wesley patronizingly replies, “Oh, now, you’re only saying that because no one ever has.”

It is an innately human inclination to try new things against seemingly impossible odds. Why do we do such things? Perhaps it’s because we are able to intellectually realize that we came into the world with nothing, we will go out the very same way, and that what we do in between times will be the sole mark of our existence. Why not dream big? Why not try to reach the dream and live it? What have you got to lose?

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