Martin Luther King Jr.Being Realistic, A Dream Killer And Leads To Mediocrity
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Being Realistic is a Dream Killer And Leads to Mediocrity
“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” -Will Smith. At least once in our lifetime, we have been told to face reality. That it’s impossible and will never happen. That we are being unrealistic. Unbeknown to the people who have told us such things, is what their narrow mind can’t comprehend. Facing reality is a death sentence for dreams and only ensures mediocrity. Thus, in order to achieve greatness, one must be unrealistic such as in the case of Martin Luther King Jr., Nasa, and Thomas Edison.
On August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. In the presence of thousands of civil rights activists, from all kinds of backgrounds, white and black, rich and poor, young and old, Martin Luther King Jr. declared his dream and his vision for the future of blacks. A dream in which whites and blacks lived in harmonious peace, where segregation was no more, and where blacks rejoiced the freedom of equal rights. A dream that happened to be unrealistic. The harsh reality? Blacks were bound in chains by racial segregation and discrimination, viewed as inferior by many racist whites, and lacked equal rights. Furthermore, when blacks would peacefully protest, they were only met with brutal violence and mass casualties. Needless to say, the battle to change their future was very arduous. However, the harsh reality did not deter