What comes to mind when you think of dreams?
Do you think of the American dream?
Is it that childhood essay where you wrote, "my dream is to be a scientist when I grow up"?
Everyday we go to work, share some Tweets, take care of our pets, play some games, and so on. Do you ever have the time to contemplate what your dreams are?
It may be easy sometimes to feel like our dreams are unreachable, because we are too busy with our daily, routine lives to make leaps towards them.
On September 10th, Teacher's Day, Jack Ma announced that he plans to retire in two years to become a teacher again. His famous e-commerce company, Alibaba Group was once a team of 18 members. He was able to achieve his dreams, both of Alibaba and of becoming a teacher again after so many years.
Last weekend, Alibaba's Taobao Maker Festival nurtured and sparked a lot of dreams for the festival attendants at West Lake. All the young, old, local, and foreign people were provided with plenty of space to dream at the festival.
That is exactly what we witnessed in our booth! Whenever the participants dove into the VR world in the Mi headsets, it was as if they were becoming children again, curious about the aerial views of the lakes and the mountains.
They rotated involuntarily on swivel chairs with the 360-degree VR sceneries, so that they wouldn't miss any details.
It is creativity, expanding everyone's horizons and planting the seeds of dreams and imagination in their hearts. All of the young innovators and creators are enabling the space for us to step back, and return to our natural curiosities, enjoying the freedoms of dreaming.
Dreams do not come equipped with guides that can show you the way. Instead, they often come with long and rocky paths towards achievement; however, the inspirers from which our dreams are born will lead our journeys. Being awake and diligent is not necessarily the fastest, but the only way to achieve a dream.
Dreams can become greatness, such as creating something as big as Taobao or Alibaba, or exploring the infinite, undefined possibilities between the virtual realm and reality. Dreams can come in various sizes, such as a small room with a balcony, or an overseas tour with your family. With your determination, you can let the world know what your dreams are, or you can keep them a secret, but no one will ever know until you take the leap.
If you look hard enough, you can find your perfect balance between the dreams of your future and your current reality, just like the makers at the Maker Festival.
Put on a Mi VR headset and meet the innovators of the Taobao Maker Festival.
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