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Would you say following your dreams is a privilege or a right?
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Neither. I'd say it's a struggle more than anything else.
I'd say it's a right to follow. Catching them, though, is a privilege.
interesting question. I'd say both.
Definitely a right. Your question is reminiscent of the Constitution, and I think the pursuit of happiness is kinda like following your dreams.
I say it's a right. Everyone should have a chance to reach their dream. But I agree with Steve, catching them is a privilege
I think it depends entirely on what your dreams are... No one has the right to follow their dreams if other people need to make sacrifices in order for them to succeed.
I think everyone has the right to follow their own dreams.
It depends on the dream. If your dream is to not go to bed hungry every night, that's a right that everyone is entitled to. If your dream is to be an astronaut, that's a privilege you'll have to work toward.
Taren, let's assume everyone's dream is beyond basic existential necessities.
I think it's a right to follow your dream. You're lucky if you catch it, you have an obligation not to step on other people's dreams in the process, but I think it's an absolute right to follow your dream. That's what makes us more than animals- we dream of things bigger than ourselves, we pursue them.
I think it should be a right, but when given the opportunity should be treated like a privilege. In my opinion, you're pretty lucky if you get to follow your dreams.
I think it's a tragedy that in practice, it's a privilege most people will never get to realize.
Steve has said it quite poetically, and Simply_Megan has pointed out that it's a restatement of a constitutional right. What we're never guaranteed in this life, however, is that our dreams will come true or that following them will be easy--and all too often, we forget that part and start to develop a sense of entitlement.
Either: it is a dream, not a mandate, so you can chose whether or not you take it as prviledge or a right.
I think it's something you have to pursue and work toward. So it's a privilege to achieve it and a right to have it.
I agree with Beth: It depends on how you look at it and what you think. Do you want it to be a privilege or a right?
I'd go with "miracle, if you can pull it off."
It's a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. We have the right to life, liberty and the *pursuit* of happiness. Actually achieving your dreams is neither a guarantee nor a right.
I'd say it's a right to follow...a privilege to achieve.
I agree with tencentnotes. I think it is a struggle. But if your dream is the right one, it's worth it.
It's your right to follow it, but you have to be pretty lucky to actually achieve it.But then also, what if the thing you thought was your "dream" turns out to be the opposite?*random*
I think it is definitely a little bit of both. Sadly, some people are not lucky enough to be able to say that chasing their dreams is a right. Luckily, I am not one of those people.
I don't think it's either. Anyone should be able to follow their dreams - a lot of deserving people aren't able to. And it's not a right, either, because sometimes you just can't.All the stars have to line up for you to be able to follow your dreams. So what category does that go in?
Eh, depends on what your dream is. Do you dream of becoming a famous serial killer? That's neither a right nor a privilege. If you aren't doing anything illegal though you do have a right to follow your dream. You don't have a right to have your dream come true though. All to often, following dreams is a privilege of the privileged.
I think a lot of people take that part of the Constitution to mean stepping on everyone around them. "It would make me happy to never have to work and to abandon my wife and children to foreclosure and starvation while I pursue my dream of becoming a professional finger puppeteer."Sorry, dude. You don't have that privilege.
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