"You may fool the whole world down the pathway
of life and get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartaches and
tears if you've cheated the person in the glass."
Never cheat yourself and your inner happiness. When all is said and done, if you have not satisfied the hunger within you to accomplish a goal or dream you are so very passionate about, you'll never be able to look at yourself with approval. Instead you'll go out with disappointment and a ton of what if, should of, could of and so on.
Others only know what you tell them, share with them, and let them see. So if you put of a fake façade, that all is well, that you're happy, you're accomplishing your desires and life is fantastic, they'll give your praise and pats on the back. But since they don't know the truth, that you are lying to yourself, and you're not happy, you're not pursuing your passion, those that can will not be able to help.
Work toward your passion and dreams, and let those around you know the truth. You're not happy and you're going to do something about it. That you know you were meant for something bigger and better. There will be ones that disagree with you, and laugh at you. That's because they are in the same position you were in. They have been lying to themselves and settled, while being a disappointment to themselves.
Yet there will be others that see the courage you have and will encourage you to go for it. To do what you have to do to get where you want to be and to make yourself happy. These people will now see you as a point of reference to hopefully do the same thing you are about to do. Go on a journey to do something greater for themselves.