Rock Star

Jaqueline had the wildest dreams of being a rock star. She fantasized about being sought out by others, the fame associated with success and having loads of cash, a lavish coach to take her around England for gigs, and a luxurious jet with posh leather embroidered sofa-seats, and gold finishing throughout for international trips.

She was on a role because she believed passionately that she would grow up to conquer the world. She couldn’t play an instrument and she sang out of tune for the local church’s gospel choir. She was aware, but that didn’t stop her from exaggerating about her success.

For young people it goes hand in hand with growing up. Going beyond the threshold of reality and stretching the achievable is reassuring while growth grabbing in a world full of competition. Logically it is an illusion, however, visions are what propel people to new heights. Dreams are what stimulate growth!

Daydreams then are what define our spirit in the future – a manmade world where we can romanticize over extravagance, one where we can visualize living lavish lifestyles whilst believing that the virtually impossible is indeed, humanly doable.


The rock star dream is a common one that many youngsters have as they grow up. Don’t mock it, but rather encourage it to feed youngsters desires to make it in a world full of problems and barriers to break in their quest to be the best.


Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Sought (verb) = is the simple past tense of seek. In Jaqueline’s case she wanted to be followed/pursued by others sought out (phrasal verb) that looked up to her, those jealous of her fame, and envious that she had made it in life.

Choir (n) = an organized group of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.

Hand in handed = closely associated.

Threshold (n) = the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested, (syn) verge, edge, starting point, beginning, (ant) end

Daydreams (n) a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one's attention from the present (syn) fantasies, dreams

Indeed (adv) = certainly, really, undeniably, truly

Doable (adj) = achievable, possible, feasible, attainable, workable, physically possible, within your capabilities

Don’t mock it = If someone mocks you, they show or pretend that they think you are foolish or inferior, for example by saying something funny about you, or by imitating your behavior.

Quest (n) = mission, expedition, pursuit, search, hunt, seek

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