Potential & Dreams: “Luck is not surviving what you want, but surviving what you don’t want” Red Band Society E1 S1



I just recently started watching the show Red Band Society. I love quotes and I found two that are amazing in insight from a show about kids dealing with their own mortality.

• “Luck is not surviving what you want, but surviving what you don’t want” Red Band Society E1 S1
• “Maybe we all do die alone, but that doesn’t mean we all need to live alone.” Red Band Society Kara S1

Another amazing quote came from One Tree Hill another show about kids.
“THE DARKNESS DOESN’T HAVE ANY ANSWERS” Quote by Lucas from the show One Tree Hill season 5 E.18

I don’t know how old the writer’s of these show are, but such wisdom in the truths of life.

This one is from me. The hard thing about life is sometimes you don’t understand what living is until you survive tragedy or some kind of loss or failure. You grow and learn from failure and for everyone it is different. Potential and dreams do not have an age limit.

You don’t appreciate what life means, until you understand how much you have to lose. The kicker is I did not understand this, until I grew older and looked back and remembered. I had a lot of loss in my early years, but even so it is only in time I have gain some understanding in the growth that brought me and the heartache.

I just turned 51 and circumstances in my life have put me in the position of starting over, learning who I am again now that life has change so irrevocably and redefining myself—Its not as easy in some ways this time around as was in the early years, because I know so much and my body works against me instead with me as it did in my youth. My mindset and outlook is also different. My mind is young and so are my dreams even now. What is age, but wisdom? You either learn and grow from it or you give up and fall into the negative and stop trying or become bitter. I refuse to stop trying and fight not to become bitter or jaded, because as has already been stated “Luck is not surviving what you want, but surviving what you don’t want” Red Band Society E1 S1.

I am 51 growing and hoping… I have a dream as I did when I was young, as long as I am still in this life cycle. Actually my dreams are more define then they were in my youth, because I have experienced life. I wish I knew all that I know now, when I was in my youth. The potential that I missed then, but I am still striving for now despite the decreasing odds. I hope for the best and try to salvage the rest.


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  • Those are great quotes. I too wish I’d been wiser when I was younger, but for some reason that’s not how we’re made You have a wonderful attitude and I’m sure it will help you survive many of the things you don’t want.

    BTW, I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love the Ravens at the top of your site.

  • I am 45 and growing! You’re so right- we never stop dreaming, learning, and moving toward our goals. Who cares if our bodies aren’t as kind to us as they were twenty years ago? All we need for this dream is a brain and some fingers.

    Loss has definitely helped me understand perspective in life. To think young, twit-like me used to think bad hair was a problem.

    Excellent post!

    • Thank you. LOL< yeah exactly--can't say I don't miss it, growth is about adapting, which is not always easy. Salute to learning, growing and adapting. Thanks for visiting me.

  • You sound like you’re in a rough place. I’m sorry. I’ve been there. I know how hard it is to pick yourself up and move on, but you should never give up on your dreams. I’ll be 51 in two weeks, and after 30 years of dreaming of being a published author, my dream is about to come true. I’m publishing my first novel in February. I feel like a new chapter of my life is just beginning. It’s exciting and scary and I can’t wait to take my first step into it. Hang in there and keep your eyes on that dream. Love the song.

    • Congratulations on the book release, Wahoo!! Does the happy dance for you. Happy Birthday in February too. LOL, Thanks. You know this is not the first time I have had to pick myself up and start again, or reevaluate my situation, but seems like the later in life it keeps happening the harder it is to get going again, but I guess “reality is” that it is just another learning curve of life. I bunted the ball this time, but I did make it to the second base at least, lol.

  • Dreams and potential have no age, Juneta! At 51 you can still be a kid dreaming for the impossible, where the sky has no limit. And having gotten to know you over the past year I think that’s who you are. You can do it, and I know you will. 🙂

    • Thanks Elena for the encouragement and support. Yeah the hardest thing is to put dreams to action, so they can elvole. Action is the key ingredient. 🙂

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