Hold On To Your Vision

In this monologue, GEORGE has a heart to heart with his son about sticking to his goals and protecting the vision he has for his own life.

George: I’ve always wanted to be something else.  I never had my cards in order, was always slow at getting things going.

Yeah, I got my house, I married your mother, together we had you kids but–well, I don’t want to say it’s not a life I’m thankful for because it is, it is…I’m grateful…I guess what I’m trying to say is that I committed to taking on the responsibility of this life because my honor depended on it.

It’s not that I didn’t have other ideas.  I simply didn’t choose the selfish path…or at least, I didn’t know how to pursue my own dreams while simultaneously taking care all of you.  I think I was fearful of ever hurting the ones I loved most, so, I stayed at my job and got my pension and the rest is history.

My advice to you is don’t do what I did.  Don’t get caught up.  Live your life for you first.  Stay committed to your own vision of things.

Unfortunately, life isn’t so black and white…we all live in the middle of it.  There’s no A, B, C to things, but if you have a vision for yourself, then keep it, guard it and don’t ever let it go until it’s yours son.


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