A few additional thoughts:
Does it even matter…
…if you pursue your Big Dream?
No, not really.
And yes, very much.
But does the world really need another book?
Or another dentist?
…does it need the triumph of a writer finding the perfect turn of phrase?
Or the rush of a musician composing a song?
Or the camaraderie of a cast and crew collaborating?
Or the satisfaction of a root canal being prevented?
Or the elation of being chosen to transform a piece of property?
Or the delight of a new dish seasoned to perfection?
Civil rights leader Howard Thurman nailed it when he said:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Here’s to stayin’ alive!