Potential (adj): having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.
We see potential everyday, especially in children. This is because everyone even the child knows that they are at the beginning of their life and what they do now can lead to something bigger in the future. For example a boy playing with Legos can create the worlds tallest skyscraper, a girl who plays dress up can be the next star actor, and the boy who reads all day can be the one to end world hunger. Each little act a child does has the potential to change the world.
But when do we stop believing that those little acts are just child’s play? It’s when we are told that these dreams are just dreams and that even if we give it are all, there is still a slim chance of those dreams coming true. So we give up on trying. We go through middle school and high school drama. Then the senior year of high school comes and we are told to choose a college that would put us thousands of dollars in debt and the major we choose will determine the rest of our lives. So then your stuck in a boring job that you dread everyday for 40 to 60 years.
Before or if you are still in that horrible job stop and think about what you really love. What did you love as a child? What skill keeps coming back no matter how fare away you try to get away? It’s OK to be selfish, especially if your young like me and have no kids. Because we only have one life to live, so don’t spend a chunk of it feeling sorry for yourself.
Getting back to the point. Potential is always beautiful when you see a brighter future. When you have the passion to do 50 paintings and there would be only 1 that you feel proud of.