“Dreams don’t always have to exist while the sun is down and your eyes are shut.”

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing their dreams.”

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
— John Lennon

“I propose we add a day to the week and call it SOMEDAY. Just imagine all the stuff we would get done on that day.”
–@FreddyAmazin via Twitter

“There wouldn’t be a heaven full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.”

“When dreams take flight, follow them.”
Author Unknown

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
–John Barrymore

“Never let go of a dream until you’re ready to wake up and make it happen.”
–Author Unknown

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”
– J.M. Power

“If you don’t have a dream, how are going to make a dream come true?”


My Magic Green Glasses

A story from the book Thinking Trees and Laughing Cats (A Thinking Curriculum for Pre-School Education), a book published by the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC). These stories are meant to be introduction stories for a philosophical discussion with children (and adults, too!). I spent two weeks in New Jersey, USA just inhaling and exhaling the philosophies of Philosophy for Children (how redundant). This is one of the books I really liked. Enjoy 🙂

photo from http://www.news.thomasnet.com


 At breakfast time, Melissa looked through her pockets.

“What are you doing?” Catherine asked Melissa.

Melissa said, “I’m looking for my green magic glasses.  Last night I put them in my pocket.”

“What are green magic glasses?” Catherine asked.

“They are glasses that are for mealtimes.  I don’t like to eat.  So, at mealtimes, instead of eating, if I wear those glasses and just look at foods, I become full.”  Melissa said.

“Wahoo!  Who gave you those glasses?” Catherine asked.

“An old man gave me them in a dream I had about not liking to eat.”  Melissa said.

“Did it happen in your dream?  That’s just a dream.  It’s not real.” Catherine said.

“Isn’t a dream real?  If a dream isn’t real, how can I not like to eat in a dream and really not like to eat at the same time?” Melissa asked.

Click this to view the whole book (with exercises)