I watched my first episode of “Glee” tonight. Neil Patrick Harris delivered an important message at the beginning. A message that should be a PSA that airs during episodes of shows like “Glee.”
He came to tell the glee club that their dreams would not come true, and that 91% of the students would never live outside their current county.
I’m not sure where the 91% came from, but that sounds accurate enough. Or maybe it’s safer to say that 91% of them will (unfortunately) never achieve their number one vocational dream.
I’ve personally seen a number of dreams shatter around me in friends and acquaintances that couldn’t quite make it in the music industry. I am sad for (most) of these people, but I’m glad (for them) that they gave it their all.
Dreams should remain. Frankly, they’re the only thing driving some of us. I just wish there was a way that the actual possibility of said dream coming true could have a reality-meter that updates in real time as life progresses. Maybe there could be a screening committee at the bus stop in towns like Nashville, Los Angeles and New York that could save a lot of people a lot of money, time and heartache.