“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
While you walk down the street in the early morning, the baker opens the bakery’s doors, a slim woman jogs in wearing a track suit to buy her favourite type of bread. A tall man walks in a fast pace to buy a cup of coffee while a mother asks her three children to sit quietly. A teenage girl sits beside them and scribbles something on a notebook.
These unknown people that we bump into daily are the extraordinary inspiring people who despite age, gender and background challenge the odds, believe their dreams and live their passions. The people we do not always give our time to because we are either doubting our dreams or too busy trying to make them come true alone.
Strangers like you.
Why Odd to You?
From June 2014 to July 2015, I crossed South America as a solo traveller. During that time, I met many different people from all walks of life. The inspiring men, women, rich, poor, young and old who despite all the challenges life brought into their lives remained true to their dreams and had lots of exciting stories to share. And those who questioned me bitterly and kept telling me I could not live my life like this, living my dreams.
In the beginning, naively, I took it personally. By the end of the year, I realised the non-dreamers were never criticising me; they were criticising themselves. They were saying out loud the lies they told themselves every day: “I can’t do what I really want. Those who live their dreams, only do it because life is easy on them.”