Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,When I was in the primary school, I had a dream，I want to invent a device which could bring you from one place to another in no time at all. When I was in the secondary school, my dream was to study in my ideal university.And when eventually I got into the university, my dream was to graduate. How pathetic! When we grow up, we dream less and become more realistic. Why? Why do we change our dreams in order to make them "come true"? Why do we have to surrender to the so-called“reality”? What is the reality actually?
Ladies and gentlemen, the reality is not real. It is barrier keeping us from all possible fantasies. Flying, for example, had been a dream to mankind for thousands of years. A hundred years ago, “man could not fly” was still regarded as the “reality”. Now if that was really the reality, what did the Wright brothers do? How did some of you get to Macao? Only when we believe that reality is not real can we soar with dreams.People say that our future is a battle between the reality and our dreams. And if, unfortunately, Mr.Reality wins this war, then I see no future of mankind at all. AIDS will never be curable as this is the reality; People living in the undeveloped countries will suffer from starvation forever as this is the reality; Disputes among different countries would never be settled as this misunderstandings and intolerance is the reality.
Ladies and gentlemen, how many of you dream of making a lot of money?Please raise your hand. Oh, that's quite a lot!Actually, ladies and gentlemen, this is not a dream, but a task. Every one of us has to make a living, right? Anyway, I hope your task can be accomplished.. How many of you think hat you have already fulfilled your dream and that you don’t dream anymore? Dear judges, what do you think?C.S. Lewis once said, "You will never grow old enough to dream a new dream. "“So for our future, please dream and be unrealistic. Now that I am university student, my goal is to graduate with excellences. But at the same time, I have dream deeply rooted in our future. One day, people living in war-torn areas will be able to sit with their families and enjoy every moment.One day, from the rich countries are willing to share what they have with those from the poor countries and those from the countries will eventually be able to make their own happy living themselves. One day , different cultures in this age of globalization will coexist with tolerance and the unfriendly confrontations among them will be eliminated. One day, the globe will share the dream with me and we will all contribute to making our dream come true. One day, our dream will defeat the reality!
Thank you very much!