Santa Claus For Grown-Ups – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

The concept of ‘making it’ is the adult version of Santa Claus
People say it’s real and within your grasp
They repeat the message that you can do anything as long as you put your mind to it
But they forget to mention that all the odds are against you
They forget to say that there are countless of invisible factors that plays a huge role
And even if you do everything perfectly right
there are other’s who can do it even more perfectly right
Nobody tells you that talent has little to do with ‘making it’
Nobody says that luck, connections and insanity is more important than skills
Nobody tells you the whole truth
Only the part of it that sounds beautiful
Or maybe all of this is just something that disappointed people say
to explain unexplainable things to themselves

by Andreas Blaustein