Friday, October 21, 2011

Are YOU a Dreamkiller?

Being a teacher, I constantly remind myself not to be dreamkilller.

A dreamkiller is a person who always thinks of the negative aspects of every situation and feels the need to actually speak the negative thoughts out loud. (As if a person really cares.)

For instance, if I say:

"I am going to buy a new house."

The dreamkiller might say:

"Have you thought about how much the property taxes might be?"


You might say:

"I really want to go back to school."

The dreamkiller might say:

"Are you sure that you want to do that, you're going to be the oldest person in the class, I won't want to be the oldest person in the class blah, blah, blah"

Lately, I have been noticing that there are lots of dreamkillers in the world. (They are not in my life, because I think that I have removed ALL of them.)

When I explained this to my students, they said: "You can't blame someone because they listen to someone else."

I agree with them but don't agree with them.

It's true that we should all have our own minds, but one little seed of doubt, planted by a dreamkiller, can grow into a WHOLE tree in someones' mind.

For instance, have you ever been minding your own business and someone says something like: "Are you going to eat that, the last time I ate that I was so sick. Girl, I couldn't keep nothing down on my stomach for a week."

Next thing you know, your desire to eat that BIG, juicy piece of steak is gone and everytime you eat it, the comment from the dreamkiller pops in your mind.

The dreamkiller just killed your love for steak.

Everytime someone tells me something, especially the students, I try to let the first thing that comes out of my mouth be something positive, something encouraging or an ahh haaa.

Believe me, when people make decisions, the devil has already planted many seeds of doubt in their minds, so you can stop being the devil's advocate; he doesn't need any help.

My momma is trying to live her life and people are saying: "What if you die?" (She is going to die just like everybody else, and so what?) "Do you have a will?" (If she does, your raggedy butt might not be in it?) "Have you thought about blah, blah, blah...."

Enough dreamkillers,

Kill your own dreams, but PLEASE allow others' to grow.

If you ain't got nothing positive to say, then keep your damn mouth closed.

Sorry readers, but I had to get this off of my chest.

Do you know any dreamkillers, or are you a dreamkiller?



Anonymous said...

I know a dream killer. She is married to my brother & an infection in his life but he doesn't notice because he is in "love". How do I remove this infection?

Jacqueline said...

The really crazy thing about a dreamkiller is that most dreamkiller do not realize that are killing dreams. I really hope that someone comes into her life to show her that she is a dreamkiller. In the meantime, pray for your brother and maybe try and stay away from her.

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