Sometimes dreams seem too good to be true, you stick your head up in the clouds and take a look around at everything that could be...but everyone's always said that being stuck there is wrong. So you fall back to earth.
Welcome to reality.
But it isn't really...for reality doesn't have to be absolute; it is interdependent with your actions. Your reality depends solely on what you make of it; the "realistic" goals others set for you will always fall just short of the fairy tale version of Cloud 9 in your mind. Personally, I don't mind living with my head in the clouds, sure everything gets foggy every now and then, and it is awfully bright...but then again the future is too, so I suppose that's fitting more than anything. Certainly better than living with your head in the sand. The best part of it all is that no one can tell me what I can't do, I don't have to listen to people listing the "problems" in life, or tell me now impossible everything is, and always will be.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The reality people keep ranting on about is entirely based around problems. Think about it, no one ever welcomes you to reality when something good happens. Reality is entirely negative, it is obstacles, and statistics and all the things standing in your way wrapped up in one. Knowing that, why anyone would want to be realistic is beyond me. Perhaps my head isn't screwed on quite right, maybe I'm delusional...maybe I'll never know. But at least for me, reality will always seem to be an illusion, a trick, that other people fool you into believing. It keeps you firmly on the ground... with no way of shooting for the stars, or taking a leap of faith, you can't even pop your head into the clouds to imagine "What-if?". Reality should give you wings, like red-bull only without all the caffeine.
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.