Pursuing a Dream- The Great Gatsby
Examples from The Great Gatsby
Nick gave up his opportunity of having a normal life when he moved to New York to start his career "and now I was going to bring back all such things into my life again that most limited of all specialists, the "well-rounded man".(Fitzgerald 4). and when he became associated with Gatsby, Daisy and Tom; he will have to live with what happened to all of them for the rest of his life "After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction"(Fitzgerald 176).
Examples- Real World
Jennifer Aniston was so busy getting her career going and becoming famous that she out off having kids and now she's in her mid-forties and regrets not having kids earlier in her life.
Many celebrities like: David Crosby, Rod Stewart and Roseanne Barr gave up their children for adoption because they got pregnant when they were young and at the verge of getting their career going to become famous and they didn't want a baby to tie them down.
Is it worth it?
Davis Doig, Polly . " 11 Celebs Who Gave Babies Up for Adoption - Progeny from before they were rich and famous ."Newser | Headline News Summaries, World News, and Breaking News . N.p., 7 Nov. 2010. Web. 19 Dec. 2012 <http://www.newser.com/story/104417/rod-stewart-roseanne-barr-david-crosby-joni-mitchell-11-stars-who-gave-babies-up-for-adoption.html>.
Silverstein, Melissa. "Our Unyielding Obsession with Jennifer Aniston."indiewire.com. N.p., 24 Aug. 2012. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. <http://www.blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/our-unyielding-obsession-with-jennifer-aniston>.