When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I remember that I went through many phases. When I was very young, I wanted to be a firefighter. Then I wanted to be the first newscaster reporting the news from space (I had this entire visualization of me sitting at my desk as I drifted in space, with papers that would succumb to the lack of gravity and start floating away). Unfortunately, the astronaut and newscaster in space scenario would require me to have 20/20 vision without glasses, so that dream had to be filed away (maybe laser eye surgery in the future!)
The next phase was a doctor, someone who helps people get better from their ailments and sicknesses. I remember wanting to be a Neurosurgeon, or having something to do with the brain and nervous system. Then I found out about Chiropractic and the benefits that a Chiropractor can have on the lives of their patients.I eventually became a Chiropractor because I could focus on the brain and nervous system while ensuring that my patient’s bodies move optimally. The best feeling is when people leave my office feeling better than when they came in. I am incredibly blessed to have achieved this goal and to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients.
I am incredibly thankful to have loving and caring parents who gave me every opportunity to dream anything and make my dream a reality. At the end of the day, isn’t this what every parent wants for their child?
I am not a parent yet, but I know that I would never want to limit the opportunities that my future kids can dream up. I want to give them unwavering hope and every opportunity to achieve their dreams, while having a positive impact on the world as a whole.
In order for us to achieve these dreams, it is entirely necessary to have a strong foundation of continuing lifetime education, self-confidence, external support and personal health. I strongly believe that we owe it to our children, to give them all opportunities to make the world a better place.
Our parents battled through tough times to give us the opportunity to succeed. Many parents immigrated from countries with less opportunity. Many parents worked multiple jobs that they did not love, just to ensure we had a roof over our heads. Our parents worked incredibly hard and battled through circumstances that we only hear about in the news, for the sole reason that we could have hope and opportunity to dream and to achieve our dreams. Now it is our turn.
Education, both high-quality institutional and lifetime self-education are readily available to us in the developed world. Self-confidence and external support are available to us through our family, friends and other support systems. Personal health is available to everyone – but this is where as a species, we are failing our children.
This next generation of children are the first to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. They are the first to have a higher rate of chronic preventable diseases. Rates of obesity, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease, autism, heart disease, ADHD and depression are skyrocketing. We are failing our children. We are failing humanity.
I don’t want my children to be held back from their goals and dreams because they are suffering from a preventable disease. I want to give them the best chance at reaching their goals, and that means ensuring that their health is optimal.
My eyes are now wide open. I finally understand and have a true reason for WHY I need to be healthy, confident, supportive and educated. I believe that we are meant to truly LIVE on earth rather than simply drift through life existing. We are meant to have a positive impact on the planet and humanity.
Without the dreamers that have the strong base to achieve their dreams, we would still be living in caves. We would not have stylish clothes, simple transportation around the world, incredible technology like the tiny super-computer you carry in your pocket, and organizational institutions meant to spread education. Dreamers make the world a more positive place. From Albert Einstein to Dale Carnegie, Martin Luther King Jr. to Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers to Rumi, Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama, Ibn Sina to Elon Musk, Ghandi to Jack Ma, and countless others who have dreamed of a better future for humanity. We owe it to humanity, to ourselves and to our children to dream bigger and give them a strong supportive base from which they can grow and achieve more.
Let’s become healthier and give our children the support and opportunities that our parents sacrificed for us. They came to the developed world so that we would be able to have a greater and more positive impact. We owe it to our children to give them a more positive future. We owe them a chance at optimal health.
Get Healthy and Keep Dreaming!