Reflection on this Quote: "If dream is for sale, What would you buy"Reflection on this Quote: "If dream is for sale, What would you buy"

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't need to buy dreams. I have plenty of them! If you mean accomplishing your dream, I would like to be financially stable for the rest of my life. I think if I knew the I never had to worry about another layoff or recession for the rest of my lifetime, I'd be happy. Then I could focus on the bigger picture in my life.
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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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If I could buy a dream it may be the ability to help anyone, whenever I want. There are so many people right here is our own country that truly need help. It may be in the form of money, or just someone to talk to. Whatever the case, I guess I would need more time as well.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I know this sounds shallow, but my dream is to be able to do whatever I want to do when I want to do.  Right now, I would love to help out orphans in Haiti, or homeless in my own hometown, but finances get in the way.  I guess being financially secure would buy me my dream of being able to help people and provide security and hope for those who don't have any.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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If I could buy a dream, I would buy the ability to be more productive and effective in my life. This would enable me to affect more change for the positive within my family, my school, my community and my world. It would ensure that those possibilities in which I might effect positive change would not be overlooked in my ignorance.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I suppose the politically correct answer would be world peace or something like that. However as it stands today for me if given that option I think I would choose a nice secluded cabin somewhere near the Smoky Mountains and enough money to retire and stay there comfortably!!

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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For me, the answer depends on if one simply gets to buy the dream to hang onto or to place hope in, or if the dream comes true once one buys it. If the quote refers to the latter, then I would buy contentment for my loved ones. It's a wide-reaching dream and would inherently provide satisfaction in many different parts of the human existence.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It seems like the quote is trying to gauge the reader's perception of what is worth holding in both dream and cost.  By this, I mean that the quote, or question, seeks to probe what defines the end result of a particular person's belief systems.  If money were no object, what could or would one possess or buy?  There can be little "right" answer in this.  I think it is entirely dependent on what the respondent feels.  This will require some level of reflection and personal thought about what exists in one's world and, essentially, what does one covet.  The notion of coveting becomes critical because it stands to reason that if one covets something to a high degree, then they would purchase this with a dream for sale.

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