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Also: Dreaming

Aspiration is a hunger to fulfil our dreams and visions. When we aspire to a goal, any goal, that aspiration guides our decisions and directs our energy. Quite often it also rallies others to the same goal, then becomes the focus of shared efforts and satisfactions.

One of the wonders of being human is our ability to conjure from our imaginations a better self or a better world and to set off on a path, however crooked or obscure, from here to there. Some of our dreams are small and personal, others encompass the whole of humanity. Each gives us a sense of purpose, an answer to the question, "Why?"