When Your Dreams Are Not Fulfilled

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Maybe we are not supposed to fulfill our dreams, but instead, lay the foundations for future generations to carry out the work and complete the dreams.
This was the thought that came to me as I sat down to write this piece. I also thought about what it could mean for each of us who are the bearers of dreams we hope to see manifested.
I came across an audio version of a lesser-known speech entitled Unfulfilled Dreams given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one month before he was assassinated. In it, he talked about King David’s dream to build a temple and how he died before carrying out the vision. Dr. King said, “At so many points we start, we try, we set out to build our various temples. And I guess one of the great agonies of life is that we are constantly trying to finish that which is unfinishable. We are commanded to do that. And so we, like David, find ourselves in so many instances having to face the fact that our dreams are not fulfilled.”


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