I Believe in Dreams

Demetrious - Overland Park, Kansas
Entered on January 11, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: hope, race


I believe in dreams. Dreams are the foundations of our life today. Many of the great things we have today were created first in dreams. Dreams are a portal to reality. If people didn’t dream where would we be.


Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. A dream that people will one day live in a nation where people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Madame C.J. Walker had a dream in which a guy told her what to mix together to make a hair growth chemical. She became the first female American self-made millionaire. Otto Loewi credits his Nobel Prize to a dream. In his dreams he discovered the chemical transmission of the nervous impulse.


Our founding fathers dreamed of a country who controlled itself. They dreamed of a country not to be controlled by a King. I’m dreamed of one day seeing an African American becoming president. That dream came to life with President elect Barack Obama. Nils Bohr had a dream about a theory of the atomic structure. We still use that theory today in chemistry classes. Dmitri Medeleyev saw the periodic table in his dreams put together in correct order. Vincent Van Gogh said” I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”


Dreams causes people to hope. Hope causes people to strive to achieve. Know one can ever take away ones ability to dream. Dreams are the beginning of something new and magnificent. As long as people can and will dream their will be new creations, discoveries and literature pieces. I BELIEVE IN MY ABILITY TO DREAM. I believe in what I’m dreaming can be the start of something new.