“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau (but not really; read on.)

We've all been told to follow our dreams. 

Whether through the inspiring narrative behind every cartoon, or the reassuring warm feeling our parents give us. 

But here's the thing we aren't usually told. It's a simple change of context that may have changed everything all along.

The popularized quote above has been paraphrased and taken out of context.