This one is for everyone out there living your dreams.
I read two stories that blew my mind today, both of them shared the topic of asking the public to understand that because some people decided to follow their dreams they should make more money or be more "successful."
First I will start with Chris Brown. I don't know much about this kid, but I read that he is begging for more support. I guess radio stations aren't playing his music enough because he said "They're not being that supportive and I wouldn't expect them to." Really Chris? You know what, welcome to the club kid. Millions of artists out there have day jobs to follow their dreams, and trust me, just because you were getting paid doesn't mean you're all that great.
He also said "My singing and my music is all great, but I do it for you guys and everything else but it won't be possible if I'm not relevant on the radio" What I would say to Chris is, stop doing it for me you fool. Why should anybody care about your relevance on the radio? You seem to be doing fine riding around in limos and wearing new clothes, some of us don't have those luxuries.
Next I want to take a quick side step to sports. Kasey Keller, the goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders soccer team, has come out in support of an MLS (Major League Soccer) strike if a new agreement is not reached by March 25th. Now I am sure most of you will not care much about the ins and outs of this, but the bottom line is players want to make more money, and rightly so, seeing that they are the lowest paid professional athletes in the US with a median salary of $88,000 annually. Again, making more money is not something I have a problem with but Kasey said "This is truly a case of guys who could make more money going out and getting a job, but they're trying to live out the dream." I would have to say, then go get a job. I would think living out your dream has very little to do with making more than the national average, which is around $50,000.
I would think that if you are living your dream (and if your a professional singer or sports player you are living your dreams) that the joy you have knowing you can do that is enough. Instead you look out at the public, who have dreams of their own, and say yours are more important, and you deserve more.
In closing I would like to tell both Chris Brown and Kasey Keller to suck it.