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My Future and What It Means to Me

Published: March 20, 2014

By Dallas

In one of Beyonce’s newest songs, there’s a dialogue that goes something like this “What is your aspiration in life?” Beyonce says, “to be happy.” When I first heard this, I thought to myself “now that’s a dumb answer,” but the more I thought about the statement, the more I began to understand why this sentence is so powerful.

To me, that line is so powerful that it became my 2014 New Year’s Resolution. Have you ever stopped and thought about your future? From as young as 5 years old, we are asked by adults what we want to be when we grow up. At that age, children are allowed to say anything that comes to their mind. It’s when a child becomes older that they get a sense of what is attainable. If asked what you would like to have in the future, the answers would probably vary from money, diamonds, cars, mansions, etc. These are all things that we are able to put a value on. When was the last time that someone said “when I grow up I want to be happy?” Probably never.

Your future should be something that brings you happiness and joy--something that once the day is completely over and it’s time to do it all over again that you are excited about it. My future plans are simple: to be happy. So ask yourself, “what do I want for my future”?


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