Before starting to go through some phrases, let me ask you a simple question.
Do you have a dream?
I would like to answer like this.
*夢 means “dream”
“I have a dream”.
This phrase was repeated by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his speech. Even though the situations between mine and his are totally different, it has always encouraged me.
When I was young, my dream was to have a normal life. But…
What does having a “normal life” mean?
It is that you don’t have to live in a 9 square meter room with 2 brothers, you celebrate your birthday with a cake and gifts, and you don’t have to work from 4pm till midnight 5 days a week in order to pay for school fees.
Many times I thought I should not have hope or a dream, however, those great people’s words / quotes have helped me to keep trying to reach for better life (see “who am I?“).
Now, let’s see these encouraging words from history on the next page.