WHY WE FORGET OUR DREAMS (A quote from Zahir, by Paulo Coelho)
"Esther asks why people are sad."
"That's simple" says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their own personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if the plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams."