Robert F. Kennedy may have said this in a speech somewhere at some time but if he did, he was quoting George Bernard Shaw. What Robert Kennedy may have meant by quoting Shaw is unknown to me. I can, however tell you what I think the phrase means, or at the very least what it means to me.
The first part of this phrase; "Some men see things as they are and ask why..." can be taken two ways. First a scientist or philosopher will see things the way they are and ask why to better understand the mechanics of reality. The second inference is that men see the world they don't understand, feel victimized by the circumstances and ask in helplessness, why? In the full context of the quotation I would argue that the second interpretation is more harmonious with the full meaning of the phrase.
The second part of this phrase; "...I dream things that never happened and ask why not?" Is a bold assertion that it is better to be cause over the way things are than it is to be the effect of them. Once only birds ruled the sky, now man rules the sky. We are more powerful, each and every one of us, than most of us give ourself credit of being. It was Goethe who said; "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it."
Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy actually used this Shaw quote at the end of his eulogy to his brother Robert. In part, he said:
My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.
Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.
As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:
"Some men see things as they are and say why.
I dream things that never were and say why not."
It was a fitting and moving tribute to the late Attorney General of the United States, who probably would have won the Democratic nomination in the Presidential race, but who, thanks to Sirhan Sirhan, left his brother Ted as the only brother of the three in politics.
The assertion is that it is easier to see something that already exists and improve on it or at least modify it than it is to create something new and that the latter is nobler, perhaps more worthy of praise.
george bernard shaw
Doing things some people would never dream of, and making it perfect.
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If you are doing a I have a dream paper on homeless people some things to write about them include how they can stop being homeless, things that led to them being homeless, and some things they can do to help their situation.
It could be because it was just a dream, things happen. Though some have said that what you dream is what you really want in reality though in my case this has never been true. Go with what your heart says even if your mind is saying "maybe" or "i dont know" your heart knows the real answer.
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People some times dream about things that they think a lot about so it probably means nothing.
Unless it's a recurring dream, it means absolutely nothing. Dreams are the mind's way of 'filing', or storing away thoughts, fears, events of the day, etc. However, if it's a recurring dream, it could mean something you have a strong fear of, a strong desire for, or any other number of things, depending on what the dream is.
Well mostly it's only a dream. But sometimes some people dream things that will really happen in the future. If your dream contained something unrealistic(even if it's just one thing that has nothing to do with the rest of your dream) then the dream never will really happen. But if nothing unrealistic happens in the dream then the chance of happening are 50 %. Does this answer your question or do you need more info. If it's not enough info then just visit my page and I will help. Hope I helped.
he diaappeared and was never crowned. He never had a chance.