I wonder what underlying message is being derived from the “be all you can be” type of advertising campaign I see more and more?
The ads I see regarding this concept of anything being possible are images of astronauts, doctors, athletes, etc. When the ad is over I look at my life and could be tempted to wonder if I have lacked courage for a bigger dream? I could have been a humanitarian aid worker risking my life to get food and water to starving peoples across the globe or rallied for needed change in government or society. I could have chosen a career that would have been one of the highly esteemed professions which are set in relief to the more mundane jobs not shown in these ads. Was I wrong not to? Have I let down the human race because I didn’t sign up for one of those marathons? Have I settled for less?
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