Dreams of Twelve
We were caught in the rat race with no clear understanding as to why people got in it. I wanted to be a war journalist and Alec an unconventional business man. Those were the dreams we pitched to each other when we first met in the glow of a café. Now, two years later, we’d like to hear the world’s dreams.
We plan to interview three children, three young adults, and three adults from different walks of life in each country. Along with another three interviews with people we meet along the way.
Consider this, why do we get in the rat race? What is success? What happens when you are wealthy, what do you dream then? What motivates you to crawl out of a nice warm bed and send your child to school? We should be exceedingly content as a society, but we’re not. We could use a page from Myanmar, a leaflet from Mongolia, advice from Nepal – we are in desperate need of slowing down and chewing on our mental candy just a little bit longer. By train, plane boat or foot we’ll get to our destination and by video, photo or pen we intend to tell the story. We want to go to places you’ve never heard of to show you something strangely familiar and yet unknown. What motivates the people around the world to do what they do? What can be learned from them? What can they learn from us? We want to pierce the wall of silence that has been growing throughout the world. Our perceived differences come from the way we talk, the skin stretched o’er our weather bones, and the way we dress. So, this is all just a ride and at the end of it all that will remain are our bones. Bones that will not be able to tell what language you spoke, what skin color you were, or what clothes you wore.
With your support we can don protective clothing as we defy the elements for the stories that unite us and the ones that make us unique. Telling these stories may not bring about peace on earth, but it just might get people to start dreaming its possibility.
And possibly in the future, we or you, could help them achieve their dreams!
- Joel and Alec