By the Forest, this was an absolutely amazing and enlightening read. I've saved it to read it with much more depth.>>16528
Who wouldn't be suprised if they have?
Personally, I've never had a pony dream... or at least a pony dream that was about ponies. My only memory of having a dream even remotely about ponies was one where Pinkie Pie bounded in, sang "Giggle At The Ghostie" and left. I don't even know what the rest of the dream was about.>>16484
I'm also saving this picture.
I was brought into ponies somewhat synically... I only watched it to see what my friend was fussing about... and enjoyed it.
My issue is that I personally am a bit too creative for my own good. Whereas some people have trouble seeing their own, real, world, I seem to flit between universes in my head. Star Wars, my original work called Elemental Magicks, and also Ponies... and to be honest, it's scary sometimes. I can't stand it how I'd almost be in any of them than this world, in the here and the now.
But, I'm a creationist, and as such, I do know I'm here for a purpose - I just haven't found it out yet. Still, I'm working in a factory at the moment, saving up money for university, and you can see why I'd rather be off saving a galaxy, chilling with the mane cast, or even just putting myself in my story like I have already.
But as I read my story now, I can't see myself doing what my character (and fursona) Auraek is doing in it... and I desperately wish I could sometimes. After all, saving anything and being the hero is much more interesting than running a press for eight hours straight.
That's why you've given me a slight revelation, OP. I realize now that you don't have to stop the destruction of a planet or save a race of small, anthropomorphic animals from the wrath of the elves (my story) to be a hero - you can be a hero in the here and the now by looking out and making somepony's day better, by being there as a friend or as a stranger who is just geniunely out there to spread a bit of happiness in the world where humanity, at first glance, appears to be more like animals than animals themselves, what with the fighting and the gruesome deeds (this is what I believed not too long ago).
But now I see this and I realize that the most major thing that defines us as humans is change. We changed the world to what it is now, and we can change it again. We are the catalyst of everything good and bad. This has enlightened me, OP, and I want to be a part of the change. The change for the better.
Even if it's making a single person happy for a single day, that is the definition of being a hero in today's world. We don't need these wars. In a hundred years, we'll be gone to wherever, and then will that extra square kilometer of space matter? Does it even now?
So let's go out and bring purpose to our lives. Let's be a hero. Let's make somepony happy, one day at a time.