Understanding, accepting, and working with reality is a practical endeavour. You have to learn to appreciate the beauty of all realities, even harsh ones. Don’t get it twisted: making dreams happen is worthy of. There’s nothing better in life than doing that. The pursuit of dreams is what gives life its flavor.
People who create great things aren’t idle dreamers: They are totally grounded in reality. Being realistic will help you choose your dreams wisely and then achieve them. People who achieve success and drive progress deeply understand the cause-effect relationships that govern reality and have principles for using them to get what they want. The converse is also true: Idealists who are not well grounded in reality create problems, not progress. What does a successful life look like?
We all have our own deep-seated needs, so we each have to decide for ourselves what success is. I doesn’t matter whether you want to be a master of the universe, a couch potato, or anything else. Some people want to change the world and others want to operate in simple harmony with it and savor life.Neither is better. Each of us needs to decide what we value most and choose the paths we take to achieve it.