(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS Lecture – Leadership and Compassion)
I am older than all of you, so I have some old songs in my head. John Lennon is still in my head, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one!” That is a fact.
We need dreams in this world. We need people who have idealism and who say, “We are going to do something different! We are going to try to do it anyway, in spite of the system!”
So find a creative way, instead of just slotting in. It is pretty depressing if you just go into a slot that is ultimately waiting for you and that is your life and you know exactly what you are going to be doing when you are fifty-three. Exciting!?
So be brave! Have the courage and try something, with some idealism. We need people with a dream in this world. Such people move the hearts of others. People who live for a dream – these people we remember!